The shoulder Oprah Winfrey cried on during Barack Obama’s election-night rally belonged to a mystery man the media mogul has now identified as a top Silicon Valley Obama operative, the Chicago Tribune reports. Sam Perry, a complete stranger before the celebration, will appear on Oprah’s show today. Having endorsed her fellow Chicagoan early and then laid low, she's making up for lost time: Joining Perry will be George Stephanopoulos and Frank Rich.
“Friends around the country called me and said, 'Who is with you?' I go, 'I don't know him,’” Oprah said Wednesday, adding, “Thank you, Mr. Man, for letting me cry on your shoulder.”