Author Defends: I Voted for Obama

Edward Klein is a tough target for the Obama crowd considering he's the former editor of the New York Times Magazine. But the White House is attacking the author of the new Obama book, The Amateur, and Klein is defending tidbits such as Michelle Obama complaining about Oprah being too fat to be a proper role model.

When Oprah heard about that, she went bananas...

Mr Klein writes: ‘When she (Winfrey) phoned, he dropped everything and took her call. They huddled over strategy. Of all of Obama’s unofficial White House advisers, Oprah had unparalleled access, input, influence, and power.’

Mr Klein quotes a White House insider who says that Mrs Obama was ‘furious’ about her husband’s late night phone calls to Miss Winfrey and that he should be turning to her for advice instead.