Sarah Palin’s next move: television pundit
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.
Since 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)