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Sarah Palin’s next move: television pundit

January 11, 2010

What’s left to do after running Alaska, running for Vice President, and authoring a bestselling book?

For Sarah Palin, it’s turning into a television pundit for FOX News.

USA-POLITICS/MCCAIN-PALINSince losing the 2008 election for the White House, Palin has not quietly faded into the obscurity from which John McCain plucked her.

Instead, she has firmly stayed in the public eye, waving her conservative ideals and gathering a following. People lined up for hours on her “Going Rogue” book tour to catch a glimpse of the former Republican candidate.

On Monday, FOX News announced that Palin had signed a multi-year deal to provide political commentary and analysis.  (Hmmm wonder if that means she’s going to be talking about the 2012 election rather than running in it???)

“Governor Palin has captivated everyone on both sides of the political spectrum and we are excited to add her dynamic voice to the FOX News lineup,” Bill Shine, executive vice president of programming, said in a statement.

Palin will also host episodes of “Real American Stories,” which will debut this year and  is described as a series “exploring inspirational real-life tales of overcoming adversity throughout the American landscape.”

Palin, in the same FOX News statement, said she was thrilled to be joining the news channel. “It’s wonderful to be part of a place that so values fair and balanced news.”

Will you watch her?

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Photo credit: Reuters/Rebecca Cook (Palin on  book signing tour in November)

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I am thrilled that Sarah has not backed down and continues to be a voice against the relentless mockery that the lamestream media portrays. Media trash talk against her will truly be illuminated to a new level of analyses as we consider who is speaking from a true, just and level headed perspective.

Posted by deercreek | Report as abusive
 

Sarah never ceases to amaze me. Read more about Sarah’s ambition at:
http://wendygdphillips.wordpress.com

Posted by Summer2 | Report as abusive
 

I am a former Hillary for president supporter and now wholeheartedly support Obama.
I do find Sarah Palin intriguing though. I wish her the best. I think that she has a long future in the public light if she plays her cards right. She never fails to amaze me as well.

Posted by michaelmoore | Report as abusive
 

The only thing left standing between Sarah Palin and social relevance in America today is a spot on the list of Tiger Woods’ token mistresses.

Posted by HBC | Report as abusive
 

Go Sarah Go She is a breath of fresh air hope to her you in the White House very soon.

Posted by zilla | Report as abusive
 

Birds of a feather…..

Posted by emh | Report as abusive
 

Fox is sitting on the next blockbuster reality TV show and they don’t even know it. The photogenic family, with snowmobile dad, empty-headed politician mom, son-in-Iraq, single-mom-sis, and the usual cast of younger siblings to provide the punchlines. Then there is the ex-boyfriend, the elite Washington insiders, the evil liberal bloggers, and the occaisional guest appearance by the evangelical former pageant girl who gives “come to Jesus” a whole new meaning. The comedy writes itself.

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