Sarah’s Next Big Move

11 01 2010

Unless you live under a rock in a commune full of back-to-nature Hippies, you probably heard today that future President Sarah Palin has signed-on with Fox News. Read the story below. Before you read about her upcoming stints on Fox, how about taking a little poll just to give us an idea if we as Conservatives and Sarah supporters think this is a good idea.

Sarah Palin POLL

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, will return to her broadcast roots and take her conservative message to Fox News as a regular commentator, the cable channel announced Monday.

“I am thrilled to be joining the great talent and management team at Fox News,” Palin said in a statement posted on the network’s Web site. “It’s wonderful to be part of a place that so values fair and balanced news.”

Fox said that according to the multiyear deal, Palin will offer political commentary and analysis on the cable channel, as well as Fox’s Web site, radio network and business cable channel.

She also will host occasional episodes of Fox News’ “Real American Stories,” a series debuting this year that the network said will feature true inspirational stories about Americans who have overcome adversity.

“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, 45, is hugely popular with conservatives and has more than 1.1 million Facebook followers.

She stepped down as Alaska governor in July, 17 months before the end of her first term in office and less than a year after she vaulted to overnight fame as John McCain’s running mate.

The bombshell resignation stunned even supporters and fueled widespread speculation on her next career step — with predictions ranging from seeking the presidency in 2012 to hosting a conservative talk show. She told Barbara Walters in November that a 2012 presidential bid was not on her radar but added she wouldn’t rule out playing some kind of role in the next presidential election.

Since resigning, Palin has had colossal success with her best-selling memoir “Going Rogue,” released four months after she left office. She finished a nationwide tour in December after hitting some of the political battleground states from the 2008 election and drawing thousands of fans.

Palin majored in journalism with an emphasis on broadcasting at the University of Idaho and worked part-time as a weekend sportscaster in 1988 for KTUU-TV in Anchorage, using her then-maiden name Heath. The station’s sports director, John Carpenter, said the young broadcaster left after a few months because of the low pay.

Carpenter said he was sorry to see her go. She was a hard worker who enjoyed the entire process, not just being in front of the cameras, he said.

“She knew sports, she could talk sports, she looked OK on TV,” Carpenter said. “She had the aptitude, no question.”

Palin’s upcoming commentary career had her Facebook fans giddy with excitement Monday.

“Tell ’em like it is girl!!!!!!,” one person wrote on a post.

“I look forward to seeing you on Fox….but I hope it doesn’t prevent you from running in ’12!,” another wrote.

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7 responses

11 01 2010
Will

I would cautiously say good idea so long as this venture does not side track her Presidential chase for 2012 (come on you know she’s running 😉 )

12 01 2010
giovanniworld

Will,

She has no choice but to run, and I mean that in a good way.

The one problem I am facing with Sarah running is her choice of parties. We already know there is no chance that she will run as a Democrat for some very obvious reasons. The obvious choice of parties (according to pundits) is for her to run as a Republican, but there are some in the GOP that want her to go away as bad as the Dems do. Sarah running as part of the GOP machinery makes it much easier for her to campaign, raise money, etc. With all that being said, I would much prefer to see her run as an Independent. By 2012, this country will be so sick of both parties that a 3rd party would have the best chance in modern history of making it.

Bottom line for me is… I would love to see her lead a 3rd party push and then have her on that ticket. This would go a long way with taking back our country from the ruling political class.

Gio-

12 01 2010
giovanniworld

I wish the few that voted “Bad idea” would comment on why they chose that option.

Gio-

P.S. Hint-Hint-Hint!

12 01 2010
Will

What I don’t like is the “Not sure” I have never been a fan of fence sitters. For me it’s either yes or no or don’t poll. I do believe a person can have enough info to make “not sure” unnecessary.

13 01 2010
Tom in NC

I have been thinking about this for awhile and even though I like Sarah and know she is a great asset to the Conservative movement, I just have a feeling that she is not interested in running for office again. I believe she is more comfortable working behind the scenes supporting other Conservative candidates and raising money, we know these are her strengths and personally I would like to see her replace Steele as RNC Chairman because then we would know that we are only getting the best and most Conservative candidates running for office, but time will tell.
If she does decide to run in 2012 then I will support her 110% as I know all true Conservatives will.

13 01 2010
Dave

Tom, I agree.

Steele seems to be more interested in writing books than building a strategy to oust the dems next November.

-Dave

13 01 2010
Dave

Whatever it takes to cause more liberal’s heads to explode.

-Dave

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