Today we learned that Sarah Palin signed a multi-year deal with Fox News. She will be a political analyst and have the opportunity to host periodic Fox News specials. The Washington Post reports:
Sarah Palin, who regularly rips the media, is becoming a television pundit at a place where she’s likely to feel at home.
A Fox News executive says the network will shortly announce that the former vice-presidential nominee is signing on as a contributor.
Palin, who resigned as governor of Alaska last summer, will appear as a commentator on various Fox shows. She will also host an occasional program that will examine inspirational tales involving ordinary Americans.
Palin will join Mike Huckabee as a Fox contributor who was also involved in the 2008 campaign. The exposure can only help Palin if she decides to pursue a 2012 presidential bid.
I don’t see her running for elected office any time soon. She resigned as governor of Alaska because she couldn’t govern due to all the nuisance and bogus ethics law suits from her hateful critics. If she runs for any office again she will just be targeted, again, by those same people. She made it clear the best way for her to affect change throughout the country is from outside elected office. Her deal with Fox News will help her do just this by giving her a significantly larger audience. At this point we don’t know when she will begin appearing on Fox.