"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," she said. "That's what Colin Powell said when gave that beautiful endorsement of him. That is why I loved and supported him from the beginning." Winfrey - who said she already bought her dress for Obama's inauguration -- said today "is a dating of rejoicing for me. It's a powerful thing we are going to do today, as a nation, with of our vote."She plans to celebrate at Chicago's Grant Park tonight. Her pal Gayle King is even flying in.Added Winfrey, "We want to be there that moment when Barack comes out ... and he is the new president of the United States."
Berlusconi had said on Thursday that Obama, who will be the first African-American US president, was "handsome, young and also suntanned". Italy's left-wing opposition parties accused Berlusconi of bringing discredit on the nation with the quip. "He forgets that his statements cast doubt on the image of our country in the world," said Dario Franceschini, member of parliament for the center-left Democratic Party. Berlusconi responded by calling them "imbeciles" with no sense of humor.
Berlusconi had said on Thursday that Obama, who will be the first African-American US president, was "handsome, young and also suntanned". Berlusconi responded [to critics] by calling them "imbeciles" with no sense of humor.