Oprah called into a New York City radio station today to chat about today's election, and what she plans to wear to (she says) Obama's inauguration ball ...
First, she encouraged voters to not be dissuaded by long lines at the polling place.
"Come with your book, bring your iPod," she advised. "Get ready to sit and have a party with yourself. There is no better way to celebrate than standing in line. Take your families. For so many people who have kids, it's a wonderful thing for your kids to see. We're going to remember this forever. Your kids will be telling their kids that they were there in the booth with their parents."
Oprah said she, like many fellow Chicagoans, voted early last week.
"I was voting in a precinct that was across the street from a drug treatment center. Thirty-seven women from the treatment center -- they had just detoxed -- had come over and voted for the first time, and it was fantastic. It's a miracle that's happening, really. I can feel the shift in our country.
"When Barack wins this evening, it's a victory all of America -- because black people and brown people and red people and yellow people all understand that he understands that all villages matter. That's what Colin Powell said when gave that beautiful endorsement of him. That is why I loved and supported him from the beginning."
Presumptuously, she says she's been planning her inauguration outfit for months -- since February. She's been using a "vision board."
"So help me God, I am looking at it right now," she explained. "Actually I started in February. I was speaking with Michelle [Obama] and Caroline Kennedy and Maria Shriver -- we were all doing a big rally out in California. At the end of the rally Michelle Obama said something powerful, 'And I want you to leave here and envision Barack Obama taking the oath of office.' ... I created a vision board. I had never had a vision board before. I came home, I got me a board and put Barack Obama's picture on it and I put a picture of my dress I want to wear to the inauguration."
Listen to the call here.