Wonder what you find if you frisked the Fox News Channel and Sarah Palin?
Answer: A new deal.
No… Not FDR. 🙄 This is something that doesn’t expand government faster than an airbag during a head-on collision. New York Times reports:
Former Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska has signed on as a contributor to the Fox News Channel.
The network confirmed that Ms. Palin would appear on the network’s programming on a regular basis as part of a multiyear deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Ms. Palin will not have her own regular program, one person with knowledge of the deal said, though she will host a 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.”
…And the plot thickens!
For all the Sarah Palin fans out there, this is not necessarily a bad move. After all, by going down the part-time television path she will be able to get more national exposure and that definitely doesn’t hurt a politician who is seeking higher office (whatever position that might be). Also, Palin is young enough and has plenty of opportunities to seek a presidential race in 2016, 2020, and 2024. In the meantime, she probably chose a good career path that will allow her to build up her support base since Fox News already attracts a lot of them.
For those of you who were hoping that she would make a run at the Oval Office in 2012, this new ‘multi-year’ deal probably isn’t the news you want to hear:
However, a multi-year deal may mean that Palin will wait to run for higher office. She could either go for the Senate or the presidency next, but either way, she’d have to start building a campaign no later than a year from now. Media outlets generally cut off analysts when they start building campaigns to avoid the necessity of giving opponents free air time for responses. A multiyear deal doesn’t preclude the possibility of entering into a campaign in 2011, but it indicates that Palin isn’t yet envisioning such a step.
But who knows… The terms of the contract were not disclosed – for now – and therefore she might have some wiggle room to work with. In any event, Frisk A Liberal wishes her the best of luck at whatever she ends up doing!