Thursday, February 23, 2006

Oprah really IS an angel

Wednesday's Oprah was sappy and sentimental, but not shallow. Oprah Winfrey didn't just talk about the plight of the people of New Orleans, she did something, and I don't mean she wrote a check for $100. She has committed to building and furnishing 250 homes for displaced Katrina survivors. We're talking tens of millions of dollars, and a very big chunk of that is her own money. The people who now live on Angel Lane have had their homes obliterated, their possessions ruined, and their lives turned not only upside down but inside out, but now they have their own homes, thanks in large measure to Habitat for Humanity and Target, plus several other sponsors.

Oprah has said that she doesn't want to be President, but how about FEMA director, or maybe Secretary of Homeland Security?