January 11, 2010

Palin to contribute to Fox News

Posted: 02:44 PM ET

By Jim Rutenberg via New York Times

Former Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska has signed on as a contributor to the Fox News Channel.

The network confirmed that Ms. Palin will appear on the network’s programming on a regular basis as part of a multi-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Ms. Palin will not have her own regular program, one person familiar with the deal said, though she will host an occasional series that will run on the network from time to time. This person would not elaborate, but the network does have a precedent for such a series. Oliver L. North is the host of an occasionally running documentary series on the military called “War Stories.”

Many suspected that when Ms. Palin retired as the governor of Alaska last summer she was doing so to pursue some sort of career in television. The Fox News deal, however, would not seem to be all encompassing, and would appear to give her room for other pursuits, as well.

The deal could be formally announced as early as this afternoon. Robert Barnett, Ms. Palin’s attorney, did not respond to a call for comment.

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P.G   January 11th, 2010 4:22 pm ET

Good for her. Its the one place she could go to and be a journalist, and no one really would care about fact checking. She's perfectly qualified for the fake new channel.

Dave V   January 11th, 2010 4:28 pm ET

One more reason to not watch the Fox (blow smoke up your a??) News.

Dave V   January 11th, 2010 4:29 pm ET

One more reason to not watch Fox (still reporting Tiger Woods is out on a yacht at the dock) News.

Patrick   January 11th, 2010 4:34 pm ET

I cannot wait to hear conservatives claim that Fox news is objective. Seriously, it is one thing to invite some to comment on the issue, politician or not, but something else entirely to pay a politician to contribute to the network.

Be biased, but don't try to hide it. And don't claim to be fair and balanced either.

Jango Davis   January 11th, 2010 4:54 pm ET

So, she quite a public office she was voted into so she could write a book and become a TV celebrity. This is the best republican's can do? Do they really believe that the public will vote in th emajority for a quitter who left public office for flithy lucre? Man's mana?

Please run for president Palin. I can't wait to see you humilate yourself and the tea bagger losers who have wet dreams about you.

Audrey in Virginia   January 11th, 2010 5:00 pm ET

Should be interesting. I will be interested to see if my opinion is the same as the media's assessments of her.

Deb   January 11th, 2010 5:09 pm ET

So much for Fox News being a credible news show.

J.Crobuzon   January 11th, 2010 5:10 pm ET

Most people who are mere tv commentators would jump at a chance to be elected and put their money where their mouths are. Palin has turned it around and run from a position where she had to walk the walk to one where she only has to talk the talk.

Sean   January 11th, 2010 5:17 pm ET

I can't wait to hear some of her deep thoughts. (insert sarcasm here)

Expat American   January 11th, 2010 5:27 pm ET

This is not a shocker.

Along with a Fox News slot, I am sure the network will provide her with additional handlers (with flashcards) so as to balance Palin's ability to energize many in the conservative base electorate with the necessity of making sure she doesn't make a fool of herself on their network.

I don't see her as a presidential contender – when show time rolls around, I think she'll yield to the real party candidate, as I doubt her preaching of isolationism, religious bigotry and racial prejudice justified by 'God Being On Our Side in Real America' will give her the numbers that she needs for the nomination...then again, this is America after all. Who knows?

STEVE MATTHEWS   January 11th, 2010 5:41 pm ET


Diane in Minneapolis   January 11th, 2010 5:57 pm ET

This is not a surprise. They deserve one another.

Gary D. Salyer, Ph.D   January 11th, 2010 5:57 pm ET

Now that Ms. Palin has joined Fox News as a contributor, I am wondering if CNN can hire Tina Fey as perhaps, a senior correspondent or such?

wittgenstein   January 11th, 2010 5:59 pm ET

So, fiction and reality meet. The endless media promotion of Palin has finally produced a cash cow for her, and a permanent presence on our airwaves. How sad that the media has been reduced to this kind of pandering.
Palin commenting on any kind of foreign or domestic affairs is like my labrador retriever commenting on quantum physics.

MJK   January 11th, 2010 6:08 pm ET

It's funny how many on the left bash Sarah Palin for needing to be scripted yet never say anything about Obama's need for a teleprompter. I'm pretty sure that – if you look closely enough at the pictures from the beer summit – you'll see a teleprompter peeking through the rose bushes.

Pat. Ruston, LA   January 11th, 2010 6:08 pm ET

Jon Stewart has missed an opportunity to hire a comic genius/contributor.

Fantasy   January 11th, 2010 6:11 pm ET

First Fox loses with" dumb" Neal Cavuto and the business news and not they have added "dumber"– the poster girl for racial prejudice and some 'gotcha' lingo...good luck- right on Diane- they deserve each other.

american citizen in SC   January 11th, 2010 6:12 pm ET

Perfect match.....know nothing ex candidate on the certainly not fair and balanced news station. We can look forward to biased opinions based on a grade school level of general knowledge.

Next stop for Sarah....contestant on "Are you smarter than a fifth grader" show. My guess is.....probably not. She has a lot to learn about history, geography, world politics, and the fact that America is not the white bread, white Christian, right wing country she and handlers think it is. Not anymore. Living in the past won't prepare you for living in the future.

Jenn   January 11th, 2010 6:13 pm ET

Thankfully, she won't be on CNN! I can't watch Fox as it is.

Chuck in NH   January 11th, 2010 6:15 pm ET

Sarah Palin finally has a job for which she is qualified.

chickenlittle   January 11th, 2010 6:22 pm ET

Why doesn't that surprise me? She will definitely be in her element. They make it up as they go along, just as she does.

Lynn in Arizona   January 11th, 2010 6:28 pm ET

This doesn't surprise me in the least. Now I have another reason to bypass the supposed "news" at FOX. Palin is like a cricket that plaques your house. You hear it, sometimes see it but just can't seem to get rid of it! learn to tune her out.

lybasha   January 11th, 2010 6:31 pm ET

She will be a welcome addition to Fox programming.

Dodie   January 11th, 2010 6:34 pm ET

Fox News is supporting the GOP Cheerleader! Why am I NOT surprised. They want to make sure the US spends the last of its money on Big Government war Contractors, making the Politicians even wealthier at the cost of the average American. Palin, the woman who understood international politics because she could see Russia from her house! Good Grief! And even more sinister is that many Americans believe it! Her decisions on how to run a government based on her religious dogma that Armageddon is soon, would make the US in worse shape than Iran!!!

Palin has no clue about the complexities of politics let alone the Middle East! Palin is dangerous because the right wing christian fundamentalists in this country follow her like a ‘god’ Well Christians, go ahead and vote for her as you will be pushed off the cliff with the rest of us!

Gun-totin trigger-happy Palin in charge of Nukes??? And people wonder how the Roman Empire collapsed. (((THIS IS HOW)))

Alan   January 11th, 2010 6:46 pm ET

I can't wait!!! What a laugh it will be. The world according to Sarah. Jon Stewart is going to have a field day!!

Colleen Meyer   January 11th, 2010 6:48 pm ET

Unbelieveable. Fox and Palin...a real piece of work.

epluribi   January 11th, 2010 6:50 pm ET

And next on Fox......Hitler and the holocaust that never happened!

Brad   January 11th, 2010 6:53 pm ET

Wow, how not to look fair and balanced...

A. Smith, Oregon   January 11th, 2010 6:59 pm ET

Palin-Rove, wow what a neo-pawn lineup! There is little doubt that Sarah Palin is going to get sharper with wit and tone after conducting report after report in a contributing fashion, but to what end?

With Big Pharma, the AMA and Health Insurance mega corporations lobbying influence and campaign dollars clearly in evidence during the recent Health Care bill legislation obstructed by the entire Republican party, it is nearly impossible for the American public to no longer see the tremendous influence and control the lobbying company's have over their donors. What they want, say and desire, the Republican lawmakers do.

The same extends to Sarah Palins clear connection to Big Oil.

Larry   January 11th, 2010 6:59 pm ET

Will she be allowed to talk on the show?

saymypiece   January 11th, 2010 7:03 pm ET

Palin is a perfect match for Fox News. She is as plastic and transparent as the network itself. No substance to either.

Jason   January 11th, 2010 7:26 pm ET

Kind of hard to claim you are "fair and balanced" when you essentially have a revolving door between yourself and a political party. In financial accounting and auditing, there are all kinds of rules in place about key members of corporations/audit teams taking positions with each other as that violates, you guessed it, the rule of "independence."

ADoorAble   January 11th, 2010 7:27 pm ET

Why is it that the liberal are o concerned (scared) of Palin?

They can't find enough ways to take cheap shot at her.

Philip Kulp   January 11th, 2010 7:27 pm ET

Oh NO! "Going Rouge – How the GOP Put Lipstick on a Pig" Version 2.0 is coming!

Philip Kulp   January 11th, 2010 7:35 pm ET

Citizens Beware! "She who will not be named" will be on the "Network We Shall Not Watch"!

Bill   January 11th, 2010 7:43 pm ET

Well, let's see...considering that Fox is Pravda to the Republican party, Palin is perfectly fitting...a mouthpiece that requires only that you pull the string to hear the party line.

Bill   January 11th, 2010 7:43 pm ET

Well, let's see...considering that Fox is Pravda to the Republican party, Palin is perfectly fitting...a mouthpiece that requires only that you pull the string to hear the party line.

Dilligaff   January 11th, 2010 7:47 pm ET

Jim Rutenberg writing for the New York Times refers to Palin quitting as governor of Alaska as that she retired. Hell, she has rubbed off on him already and he is lucky to be working if he can’t tell the truth.

Palin lies and quits for a living so the only possible kind of show she might host would be to inspire people how to quit, how to lie and if they watch too much of her show possibly desire lobotomies.

The woman should be in jail for all the misuse of government power she used as governor, but politicians are professional liars and they seem to get around what most us would be jailed for. I guess the only up side will be all the mindless couch potatoes watching her program nodding their heads and not causing problems strapped into their chairs. People forget, as in infidelity when you’re the mistress you have the perks, but when he marries you you’re no longer the mistress and he’ll be looking for another one shortly.

Whoever hired her over at Fox had better have a back up plan for when she quits again and she will. One truth about this is that God truly knows what’s going on and his side hurts from laughing.

dale shand   January 11th, 2010 8:03 pm ET

I think she will fit perfectly with in the FOX peanut butter and jelly in a poorly made sandwich.

aeshaw   January 11th, 2010 8:12 pm ET

Watch. Every segment will be carefully scripted for her. Even banter and followup questions will be carefully rehearsed and scripted. Fox will groom her for a Presidential run and won't let pesky interviewers ask gotcha questions like 'what do you read?'.

Mikey   January 11th, 2010 8:19 pm ET

Who's going to hold up her cue cards?

Gary Ray Betz   January 11th, 2010 8:45 pm ET

Figured it wouldn't take too long before Fox News added Eva Braun the II to their staff.

Mr Mike   January 11th, 2010 9:01 pm ET

Are you kidding me? What a stroke of genius. Regardless of what you may think of SP and Fox news and whether you agree or not. You've got to admit that there's a little part of you that will tune in, if for no other reason, than to watch the train wreck. It's all about ratings, not content.

Rick Seibert   January 11th, 2010 9:17 pm ET

Well, now there's a surprise! Palin on Fox? Who would've ever figured....?

James Stinson   January 11th, 2010 9:19 pm ET

Gosh! Now I have another reason not to watch Fox News. Or, should I say the "G nO P" network.

Townley Knutson   January 11th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

Most of the comments written by liberals seem to have a sense of hopelessness in their words.

Phil O'Reilly   January 11th, 2010 10:10 pm ET

Palin wil fit in nicely with the brilliant minds they already have. Perhaps they could have a group prayer session to protect the FOX News audience from witchcraft, and then go pardon a turkey together. Now that sounds like 'god's plan'!

cardog   January 11th, 2010 10:10 pm ET

Those of you who state that Liberals are so taken with Sarah Palin because they are afraid of her seem to forget that we all should be afraid of her. Had the Republicans won the White House (Thank God they didn't) this lady would have been a heart beat from being president. (Again God forbide)
Although I seldom watch Fox News, I salute them in staying true to the character they display. Fox is so anti Obama that this solidifys them as the most bias news organization on T.V.

Bob Bodeau   January 11th, 2010 10:27 pm ET

Reading a lot of comments here has left me quite amazed at how many different ways obvious liberals have shown their great Christian generosity. I have always been independent, having voted for Clinton twice, Reagan twice, and so on. Bob Dole once answered a question about his lack of venom toward an opponent by saying, "He was my opponent, not my enemy."

I think Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin have both had an awful lot of incorrect and nasty things said about them.

Let's get over it, America.

S. Durham   January 11th, 2010 10:52 pm ET

Good Lord! I guess I'm not too surprised. Maybe she's more suited to being a television broadcaster than, God forbid, President of the United States in 2012.

I can understand why she gets people excited and motivated. She's got a good personality and is likable as a person. She certainly is different than her male counterparts. I just don't think she's suited for high political office and it has nothing to do with her being a woman.

Retro   January 11th, 2010 11:26 pm ET

She will be in good company, no one at Fox seems to like to check their facts or seem to care if what they report is true or not. She could not answer the most simple questions asked of her, yet she will be a "political commentator"???

Another reason not to watch the Fox network

Jeffrey   January 11th, 2010 11:33 pm ET

Just what she wanted – finally get paid for spouting Republican propaganda and other misinformation. And if you were ever in doubt – FOX is makign it clear that it is a station that wants no truth or real news, only Republican propaganda and lies are allowed on this station. Kind of feels like a repeat of the Third Reich in the USA instead of Germany. Looks like the Republicans are trying their best to imitate Hitler and Goebbels. Thank goodness she is too stupid to be another Goebbels.

Darth cheney   January 11th, 2010 11:40 pm ET

Fox News: We retort, you deride.

cardog   January 12th, 2010 2:12 am ET

As a former registered Republican, I can look back now and see how easy it is to get caught up in the conservative mind set. What I believe the Republicans in our nation fail to see is the change that has ocurred right under their noses. We are a more diverse nation then ever before and the right wing way of thinking is like a dead carcass that really needs to have a hole dug and it thrown in.
One of the earlier blogs said they are opponents not enimies and I try to maintain that stance as well. With the way they (Republicans) have shown their true colors when it comes to helping fellow Americans, it's really hard to look at these people as only opponents. This group comes across as angry, befuddled, lost in the wilderness of politics yet cannot seem to bring themselves to think, do or act on anything that is good for our nation.
Sarah Palin being a spokesperson on Fox news is in fact a good thing because we can all now see her if we choose to watch Fox. I belive her first day, maybe first week will show how inept she really is.

janette tx   January 12th, 2010 5:48 am ET

Woohoo! Then after that she can become POTUS...LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

janette tx   January 12th, 2010 6:06 am ET

Yada, yada, yada, betcha!

Expat   January 12th, 2010 6:32 am ET

Well, so much for fair and balanced! (wink, wink)

Adam   January 12th, 2010 8:27 am ET

How could a person who never read a newspaper become a news contributor? I think we are setting good examples for our kinds.

bmcc   January 12th, 2010 8:51 am ET

Just what Fox needed, another airhead.

RJP   January 12th, 2010 8:58 am ET

It's just Trash going in the Trash where it belongs.

Writerman   January 12th, 2010 9:49 am ET

As the author Sinclair Lewis said, "When Facism comes to America it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross". It would be easy to make fun of Palin if she wasn't so terrifying. There is a large number of people out there who think she's great...and they have guns!

Dave W.   January 12th, 2010 10:07 am ET

Here come the liberals who are scared to death of Sarah. Why then, you bleeding hearts is FOX the far and away leading channel on cable TV.

Pat   January 12th, 2010 10:17 am ET

What a hoot! Sara on "Fixed News" or "Fox Noise"

Pat   January 12th, 2010 10:18 am ET

Oops, Sarah

Bill   January 12th, 2010 10:19 am ET

Sarah Palin is to news is Etch-A-Sketch is to art. Well done Faux!

Tnopinion   January 12th, 2010 10:22 am ET

Her and Fox News, perfect pair. Both delusional right wing nuts. Fox news is really the only place where she can safely have her little program. Cause they are all alike. This so laughable actually. I might actually tune into Fox just to see how she makes more fool of herself AGAIN. I am democrat but I used to have some respect for Republicans but after they selected Palin as a VP I am more embarressed for Reps. And the worst thing about it that they think she is so smart etc. She is none of it. NONE.

Sybaris   January 12th, 2010 10:29 am ET

Palins association with Fox gives further credence that there is a segment of society, a rather large segment, that is comfortable with being fed answers without questioning the source or the answers themselves. Iran with a nuke is just as scarey.

MarkCM   January 12th, 2010 10:32 am ET

She's not a bad speaker. The problem that some people have is that they consider her a "Barbie" or a ditzy soccer-mom. I don't necessarily believe that the woman has the credentials to be the next U.S. president, but she sure has more integrity than Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid, or Barry Obama and certainly much smarter and much more attractive than that moron and ultra-wacko, Nancy Pelosi. I wish Sara Palin well. At least the folks on Fox keep on top of what the corrupt Obama administration is up to. In all my life I've never seen the blatant violations of the constitution being thrown in the American people's faces. What intimate gall these socialist crooks have.........

MarkCM   January 12th, 2010 10:43 am ET

I am really amazed at the number of people who bash Palin all the time. I can remember the crooked past of many of our politicians who are still an influence in our government. The libs are doing some serious damage to us right now with thier foolish bills and back-door voting activities. Why don't you speak out against something factual? We'll see how many of you feel when we lose more jobs and are pumping out 50% of our income to the feds to fund health care. Fear cap and trade and the "illegals to instant citizens". Cape and trade will further erode our industrial base. The illegals will automatically be eligible for all that U.S. citizens already are eligible for. Regardless of having been Repub, Dem or Independent, we as American citizens have been paying out our noses for these bennies that the system can barely support now.

ladycel   January 12th, 2010 10:54 am ET

No more Fox for me. She abandoned her state. Go FOX !!!!

MRT   January 12th, 2010 10:57 am ET

I thought she QUIT being Governor so that she could help the Alaskan people more at least that was her spin on it, so how will being a biased commentator on FOX do that.

Debi   January 12th, 2010 11:13 am ET

Does anyone REALLY want to hear anything Palin has to say? Nothing making any sense has come out of her mouth since she hit the media, she doesn't get names right, can't put a sentence together to save herself... I don't understand Fox's "thinking"....

Ryan   January 12th, 2010 11:15 am ET

Palin, Huckabee, Coulter, Beck, Hannity, and O'Riley. Yes, Fox News is indeed Fair and Balanced.

jeb41   January 12th, 2010 11:24 am ET

not sure how I feel about this combo – she will need alot of help saying things correctly – I think she makes up things as she goes along and that may not the truth or researched. I hope Fox news takes it slow and easy with SP – and is for their own good.

seant   January 12th, 2010 11:43 am ET

It will be refreshing to see a real conservative. She will be making the ratings on Fox News jump every time she's on. Thank God for Fox news...the only place we get real answers and arguments. BTW is also good when people of your stance go on that too...the more info from different points of view only makes America wiser and helps its people make educated decisions. So get on there and bring your arguments...surely there is something you can add to the discussion

Eric   January 12th, 2010 11:51 am ET

What a bunch of hate-monger posters...


jhoopy56   January 12th, 2010 11:51 am ET

So the bespoke christian network hires the opinionated, if undereducated, fundamentalist politician to share her "insights". Shocka. For grins, maybe she will wax poetic on the separation of church and state? Granted, she would have to do some fair amount of research on a concept with which both she (and Fox, for that matter) have precious little familiarity... Hey, maybe she could have another audience with Billy Graham and...oh...never mind...

You realize, of course that Fox was all set to recast itself as the Christian News Network but the darn acronym was already sewn up...

Gary   January 12th, 2010 11:55 am ET

It's funny in that, if you go to the blog or comments rather on the FOX-GOP site .. it's split 50/50 saying good or bad on this. On CNN it's pretty much 98% that she's a nut job .. I can't believe FOXnonnews didn't screen out more comments saying she was stupid .. you know like they do with their polls .. I'm glad she will be on NAZI TV .. it will be good to allow her to open here mouth and show Americans the real Palin. Instead of off camera KKK rallies No amount of prep or qu cards will help in the end. She most likely will stay with this FOXcircus for a long time .. There is no way this individual will ever be in public office again .. unless we get totally stupid as a country .. ouch that's scarry .. well if she does .. Women get ready to give up the right to vote, legal wife beatings, no abortions even in the case rape, mandatory contributions to the NRA, backs at the back of bus, lynching, separate but equal, and oh .. Jim Crow Laws

Claudia   January 12th, 2010 12:08 pm ET

This shouldn't come as a surprise since it's all about the money for Palin. FOX is great for inciting the masses, Palin will just be another ingredient in their radical agenda. I hope she picks up a book or two and educates herself on whatever subject she'll voice her opinion on, not that I'll be watching, of course. She's shown her ignorance on more subjects than I can count and I don't find her qualified to be a speaker in any venue. I'd like to tell her to stay in Alaska and pursue her hunting skills, but even those are suspect.

KyColonel   January 12th, 2010 12:08 pm ET

Palin is a fiscally responsable repub...It's just a shame you dems can't see past the propaganda that was pushed on us.
It's so cold here in Kentucky that I actually saw a Democrt with his hands in his own pockets!!!

Larry   January 12th, 2010 12:20 pm ET

MJK–Most speech makers now days use teleprompters or they read from their notes!! Where have you been hiding??
Palin being on Fox is another indication of "not so biased news". I can not believe the people that turn on their TV to Fox in A. M. and leave it on all day and believe every word (half or no truths). It is amazing the fear the Republican Party is spreading across our nation through broadcasts, e-mails, and such.
Americans, "We have nothing to fear but fear itself."

Texan   January 12th, 2010 12:35 pm ET

Dumb ( Fox news) got Dumber( By hiring Palin)!!

Good for them

Paul   January 12th, 2010 12:59 pm ET

Even more material for Jon Stewart. I will be watching Comedy Central a lot more now.

David   January 12th, 2010 1:18 pm ET

Just remember that Fox News is not news. The shows are all opinion based NOT FACT BASED, republican propaganda shows. I love to swap back n forth from Fox and Jerry Springer. Sarah Palin could bring her family to the Jerry show and would get better ratings. But remember, the only reason why someone has their own show is because it sells advertising dollars. THATS IT. Bottom Line!!!!

Reds   January 12th, 2010 1:19 pm ET

You went too far this time, FOX. Won't be watching Fox News anymore.

S Wilder   January 12th, 2010 1:38 pm ET

Perfect Match. No substance in either Sarah Palin or FOX News. Both blather away and work to bring our culture to the lowest possible possible level while the rest of the world is laughing.

Cali MJ Fan   January 12th, 2010 1:47 pm ET

Yet still another reason not to watch Fixed Noise, err Fox *News*.

Scottish Mama   January 12th, 2010 1:50 pm ET

They could not sell the book even at $4.97. I suppose she too will be rude to guests and ask a question and not let the person respond without speaking over them. I have tried to watch Fox but they don't let the guests speak. Palin may let them speak, but only because she really has nothing to say.

Jayson   January 12th, 2010 1:53 pm ET

The idea of Sarah Palin sharing her "insights" and "informed world view" would be hysterical enough if the implications weren't so depressingly serious. Too much to comment on with this story. All I'll say is watch the great movie Idiocracy. It's where the US is heading with it's short attention span and culture of celebrating ignorance.

Anyone with half a brain who's interested in actually learning anything or being informed should regularly read the New York Times or subscribe online. Watch PBS news to get the background and facts behind the stories instead of just disconnected headlines. Intelligent people are the ones running Fox News...not the ones watching it.

Tanner OR   January 12th, 2010 1:54 pm ET

Trailer trash live on FOX. "Watch our ratings climb faster than a Twinkie being scarfed down by a Walmart shopper!"

Fat, stupid, unpleasant, evil, uneducated. Who is Miss Piggy sleeping with over at FOX? This is what it takes to get a job?
The unemployed 10% or so in the U.S. should feel a glimmer of hope for themselves–if this chubby, unattractive sow of a woman can get a TV gig (albeit on FOX), the unemployed folks out there should be able to find suitable work for themselves.

Scottish Mama   January 12th, 2010 1:54 pm ET

Will she be taking Glenn Becks place? Where will he hyperventilate to?

Lisa   January 12th, 2010 2:55 pm ET

Did she not prove just how stupid she was in the campaign?

Do the Republicanknuckleheads really think she holds some weight with anyone still? Only fellow Knuckleheads can understand her verbal vomit. We would need for ya'll to translate, lets see....lets see.. who could do that job?

I'm stumped.........well, one of the nut jobs at Fox will have step in ..there is no stortage of knuckleheads there either.

s1e00865   January 12th, 2010 3:07 pm ET

Gov Palin...did not retire, she resigned aka quit in the middle of her term...get it write NY Times and Fox...

Gloria   January 12th, 2010 3:12 pm ET

I think Sarah Palin is perfect for such a job at Fox news, or at any balanced news organization for that matter. Those who criticize her need to think about whether they would have the guts to do what she did these past few years?

nwsmith   January 12th, 2010 3:20 pm ET

I can't wait to watch her on FOX, their ratings are already thru the roof, and this will make them go even higher...u go girl...i love hearing other people's opinion, rather than what democrats the way I like CNN, and Anderson Cooper is a total HOTTIE!!!! AND i'm republican!

liberal in maine   January 12th, 2010 3:29 pm ET

sara becomes the media spin.

and joins the other republican loser on fiox

Mary   January 12th, 2010 3:30 pm ET

She is a nut case. I was hoping her "15 minutes of fame" was over by now. Hopefully she will read something before she goes on the air.

Diane   January 12th, 2010 3:45 pm ET

In our house we call it Faux News. Really hysterical. She can join the rest of the pandering heard. (word play intended.)

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wzpd8z   January 12th, 2010 3:51 pm ET

After reading all your pinko lib comments, UP YOURS. Prepare to loose both the house and senate in 10.

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Hall   January 12th, 2010 4:19 pm ET

his seems scary to me for all the above reasons plus the fact that she will be before the public, propped up by Fox to learn to say all the right things. If she really is scripted down to the last sneeze, she might emerge as seeming to know what she is talking about. It's about image and "looking presidential" not necessarily about content.

Jorge   January 12th, 2010 4:19 pm ET

Failin', Bailin' Palin on Faux News?? How utterly appropriate!!

JaJa   January 12th, 2010 4:19 pm ET

Great. Fox is the perfect place for someone who doesn't know which newspapers she reads and who thinks that being able to see the moon makes her an astrophysicist.

Ramses   January 12th, 2010 4:20 pm ET

America is a land of oppurtunity. Sarah, make Hay while the sun shines. You are smart Grab all you can get. Politics? Forget it. Focus on fame & fortune. You are very funny. Make sure you walk to Russia from your back yard.

Jorge   January 12th, 2010 4:21 pm ET

wzpd8z-Joe McCarthy is dead, you know.

Jean   January 12th, 2010 4:23 pm ET

The best part about will be hilarious to watch "Saturday Night Live" mock it.

JM   January 12th, 2010 4:27 pm ET

I think Sarah Palin is perfect for such a job at Fox news, or at any balanced news organization for that matter. Those who criticize her need to think about whether they would have the guts to do what she did these past few years?

Well, you're right,she is perfect for Fox news...but no, they are notfair and balanced. They are Right & More Right based.

I guess I'm wondering what she did that was so gutsy over the last few years?

Gary in VA   January 12th, 2010 4:32 pm ET

The only surprise about this is that it took so long. This attention starved, self absorbed, shallow religious panderer will only hurt herself through more frequent displays of her dimwittedness. Her friends should have told her to stick with the book writing where she could benefit from the support of a ghost writer. But she's to stupid to know she's stupid, and it will shine through the first time she has to try to keep up in a conversation with adults instead of relying on reciting a comment prepared for her. I look forward to watching her self destruct. At least she's not living off the taxpayers teat anymore, unlike that mealy mouthed coward, Joe "I'll do anything to not have to work for a living" Lieberman.

Barbara   January 12th, 2010 4:38 pm ET

OH BOY!!!!!If Sarah Palin can be a contributor it could not be to hard to aquire. That woman is so stupid and the joke is she isn't aware of it. She just keeps talking and embrassing herself and her party, I never liked or watched Fox News, and I guess I never will. I feel sorry for her children and the teasing they must be receiving, or probably not. I wouldn't want her mad at me, because I think she could really be a pit bull if you cross her.I wouldn't put anything past her.

Leslie   January 12th, 2010 4:39 pm ET

Television has been going down hill for years. It is now very close to rock bottom

Riley   January 12th, 2010 4:46 pm ET

Come on people, CNN has been on the democratic band wagon for years and you want to say the Fox news is wrong for hiring a republican and giving their views..what happened to freedom of speech..oh. that only applies if you agree with the democrats, right! Reps add some morals! Is it wrong to want to save babies from abortion and put the animals to sleep..the dems want to save the animals and abort the babies..some morals!

Jamie   January 12th, 2010 4:53 pm ET

A new low-even for FAUX NEWS.

A GREAT REPUBLICAN   January 12th, 2010 4:57 pm ET

Now the greatest news network is upgrading their talent. FOX NEWS is the only network you can get true news without the hatred that other networks produce. All you losers out there change is comming in November with the Republicans takeover.

Perry   January 12th, 2010 4:58 pm ET

Excellent, now there will be a lot of new material that the Daily Show can use to make something interesting.

Nita   January 12th, 2010 5:03 pm ET

Why is CNN wasting time following this looser around? She is a know nothing fake.

jhoopy56   January 12th, 2010 6:02 pm ET

From frontiers far north, this heroine be hailin',
Her gov's post awash - no point in more bailin',
Polls do not lie (in all these she's big trailin');
The plastic, fantastic, amazin' Ms. Palin.

But instead of career, to sunset, goes sailin',
(And smarts, most suspect, to others sure palin'),
On FOX news, soon 'nuff, her voice will be railin',
The plastic, fanstastic, amazin' Ms. Palin.

A gig for the idle, they say, is no failin',
(And on eyes, there's worse - but is she worth nailin'?),
Yet, segue to POTUS? NO - tuck yer tail in,
You plastic, fantastic, amazin' Ms. Palin...

- Book of Psalms, 156:17-19, aka "Herbie's lament"

SED   January 12th, 2010 6:11 pm ET




jeff jackson, alabama   January 12th, 2010 6:34 pm ET

I can't wait until she gets some of the
air head journalists on her turf and makes
a fool out of them. Let's find out what single
magazine or newspaper molded THEIR
political views.
And as far as walking to Russia from her
back yard....I guarantee all of you that she
has had more dealings with Russia than any of
you have.

Jim Bryant   January 12th, 2010 6:35 pm ET

You've gotta hand it to Palin; she's opened the door to a thousand brunette jokes... Blondes and Steven Hawkings will suddenly appear to have much in common.

Linda in FL   January 12th, 2010 6:36 pm ET

She will fit right in with the crew at Faux News!

Rose   January 12th, 2010 6:44 pm ET

Again, this confirms that Palin quit for MONEY. What else is new? She couldn't care less about being responsible to those who elected her. Nope, she dove head first into a $multi-million$ book deal, then took in $six figure$ speaking fees, now she signed for no doubt $major bucks$ with Fox.

Drill Baby Drill has become Earn Baby Earn – while the gettin's good. Might as well take gross advantage of right wing naiveness. It's paid off for her big time. Don't fall of the gravy train.

I hope that Fox will have the sense to include SUB-TITLES when Palin talks. We are always in need of English translation from her pig Latin word-salads.

Donald L Allen   January 12th, 2010 7:02 pm ET

Larry Donald here and I was think that is the computer code don't they com from the bible and how has the right to clam them if so it suede be a Jude that is doing it so the window rightfully belong to a just right but I say that if you work hard to archive the right to be able to do thong in a up right way it OK but I say the diff about the window we have on a computer to day in or time so if it is antes it OK but if it has a daughter police that go with it it not OK see you Larry King Donald L Allen and I well add I have the same right as any one else that what I think so on see you I hop the computer man that make a joke on TV get the hunt and I hop the low well stand up four what is right four a change

george from alaska   January 12th, 2010 7:05 pm ET

oh my god i'm so excited i'm gonna come!

john   January 12th, 2010 7:14 pm ET

congratulation, to sarah. she should fit in well to fox. dont know how the old party can believe she is the future. she betrayed the people of alaska by resigning in mid term. she will never be electable on the national stage. any opponent will only have to bring up the departure. "do you want someone that will be there when things get tough during the next four years or resign when negative commentary is given"by a sarah opponent.

Rose   January 12th, 2010 7:14 pm ET

No wonder Palin rushed to get her book out before the new book "Game Change" came out recently. McCain staffers stated that they sat Palin down at a table with a map of the world before her (elementary school style) and gave her a potted history of foreign policy. The best she could do was state that Russia can be seen from Alaska! After her VP candidacy, it was clear to campaign staffers that Palin "didn't know anything".

She didn't know the difference between North and South Korea. The role of the Federal Reserve, she continued to wrongly associate Iraq with 9/11. She had no concept of foreign policy at all. She infamously couldn't get Joe Biden's name right for the debate.

Yeap, Palin will fit right in with Fox. Her no-nothing followers will rejoice at this upcoming orgy of ignorance. One more act of retrogression for American.

Steve   January 12th, 2010 7:26 pm ET

"Why are you libs so afraid of her?"

Hmm, let me think ... Oh yah: she's a nut job! That's why. You repubs LOVE her, which is another reason to be afraid of her! Duh! To many of you nut jobs vote for her and we're in a world of hurt!

She's like a reoccurring bad dream. When will it go away?

It's sad that the religious right wing is ready and willing to turn their backs on the needy in this country. They are happy to let those who can't afford health care to suffer. Very sad indeed.

Heather   January 12th, 2010 7:30 pm ET

Haha.. Perfect.

One more reason never to watch Faux News.

So long as she's not out murdering innocent wolves, that's cool with me.

duke   January 12th, 2010 9:02 pm ET

someone will have to explain to her when was the first world war,when was the second world war,and why north and south korea are seperated. i CANT WAIT TO SEE HER ON FAUX NOISE.SHE WILL BE A REAL ASSET TO THE FAIR AND UNBALANCED NOISE.

Darth Cheney   January 12th, 2010 9:04 pm ET

They can name her show, "You betcha!"

Duane   January 12th, 2010 9:38 pm ET

Sometimes its hard to except what the truth is over what you want or wish it was,when that happens you can either check things out to fine out who is really being honest and non bias,or as you see in so many comments you can attack and attack and hope that others will not look too see what is really the truth and what networks are so bias that they could be called the Obama news network.I'll stay with Fox news,and if you look at the ratings most people do just that.

Ex Repub   January 12th, 2010 10:50 pm ET

I VOW to NOT Watch Sarah Palin. Palin has been accused of lying to the public, lying to her campain during the election, denouncing America by participating in a group that wanted Alaska to seperate from the USA and a host of other un-American antics. Palin made it clear to all of us when she stepped down as Gov. and took up a book tour and signing, that she is more interested in what in it for her. She apparently has no idea what a public servant is, or how they are supposed to behave. Obama has been acting like a public servant by trying to provide health care and get our nation back on track. We have all see what FOX news and Palin have done in response. Palin needs to go back to fishing, but could someone let her know that killing wolves for sport, is NOT OK.

Expat American   January 13th, 2010 10:36 am ET

It’s like Pali(e)n is heading back to the Mothership.

There are many (not all) Republicans who, a defensive vein, accuse Democrats and Liberals of insulting Palin out of fear for the new party leader of the GOP and future Presidential 2012 candidate.

Fair enough. But in the same vein, there aren’t too many of these same hard line supporters who really detail what they like about her. Some say that she ‘stands up for her country’.

What does that mean? How does someone ‘stand up for their (an) entire country? And to whom is she standing up to on behalf of ‘her country’. Is she standing up for the entire country or just ‘Real America’? Lastly, what actions or legislation has she passed that has protected the entire country (or Real America)? Where on a map is the border between the United States and the ‘Real America’?

Going back to the campaign and videos of her supporters; why would an (seemingly educated) adult teach their child that they would have to wear gloves to touch the President and then turn around a pull on a ‘Country First’ Palin T-shirt? Is this what Palin’s supporters like about her? Is it these beliefs that Palin justifies in her hard line support base?

Rose   January 14th, 2010 1:09 pm ET

Considering John McCain's extremely poor judgement with his selection of Palin as VP candidate, his recklessness to put such an uninformed and ignorant person into high office – I question McCain's judgement concerning his opposition to Obama and fighting the president on issues. I just plain question McCain's judgement after this infamous episode in American politics.

McCain has lost credibility and cannot just bounce back as the great challenger on health care etc. He cannot be taken seriously. Palin never was. Too much damage.

MaryK   January 15th, 2010 12:46 am ET

If that's the best you can do Reps, it's no wonder. Glad to see her on Fox, cause I never give Fox the time of day.

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