OPRAH WINFREY AT THE ROOT PARTY
The Washington Post Co. hosted a party for The Root, a new African-American themed Web site the company is doing with Slate and Henry Louis Gates Jr. Gates was measured about what the future holds. “There is so much goodwill towards Obama, but now the rubber hits the road. On Wednesday he wakes up and he’s the President of this mess that was left to him by the Bush administration.”
“People need to remember, the guy’s not Moses. He’s not Jesus,” said Spike Lee, who was text messaging nearby as guests dined on sushi and dumplings.
But Oprah Winfrey at least remained optimistic. Asked if all the partying this week was the beginning of the end, she said, “Oh, no. We’re just getting started. I’ve never felt we were in better, calmer, steadier hands. We’ve never had anyone this good.”