Confirmed Obama lover Oprah is refusing to have GOP VP Nom Sarah Palin on her show.

That is – until after the election.

Reportedly, the fatty chatty’s staff was deeply divided over having Palin on the show – despite the Alaskan Gov’s obvious newsworthiness.

"Half of her staff really wants Sarah Palin on," an insider told The Drudge Report.

"Oprah’s website is getting tons of requests to put her on, but Oprah and a couple of her top people are adamantly against it because of Obama."  

As the incendiary controversy ignited the blogosphere, Oprah herself issued a statement:

"There has been absolutely no discussion about having Sarah Palin on my show," the Big O said.

"At the beginning of this Presidential campaign when I decided that I was going to take my first public stance in support of a candidate, I made the decision not to use my show as a platform for any of the candidates."

That said Oprah had Sen. Barak Obama on twice before she backed his candidacy.

"I agree that Sarah Palin would be a fantastic interview, and I would love to have her on after the campaign is over," Oprah quietly back pedaled.

Perhaps Palin can guest on The Rachael Ray Show provided she doesn’t bring that recipe-stealing Cindy McCain along!