Oprah Winfrey’s mom, Vernita Lee, is blaming the folks at a high-end fashion store in Milwaukee for her money problems. According to a news report late Tuesday afternoon, the mother of the Chicago-based media juggernaut said Valentina’s should have never extended credit that allowed her to rack up more than $150,000 in charges.
So where’s Oprah as all of this is going on? Apparently, she’s not willing to help her mother out — or, to coin a phrase, not willing to be her “mother’s keeper” — despite raking in a $285 million salary in 2008.
Now, I understand why Oprah supports Barack Obama. The Democratic Party presidential nominee thinks like she does (i.e., he can’t find it in his heart to be his “brother’s keeper” despite earning a seven-figure income.)