Interesting. If she starts doing features similar to the set up Oliver North has with Fox News (War Stories), I wonder what kind of audience she would bring to the network. Will people tune in to Fox News panelist segments even more often with Palin at the desk?
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.
This is not really surprising to me. I kind of like Karl Rove’s visits to the Fox News Channel and I suppose I would enjoy watching Palin involved with some good-natured sparing about the roll of the federal government.
That’s not necessarily a bad idea anyway. Palin is young and has plenty of opportunity to run for office, with 2016, 2020, and 2024 all being very realistic for her in terms of presidential campaigns. The Fox appearances will give her an opportunity to hone her craft while keeping expectations in check. Taking her time would be a smart move, and at least since her resignation from office, Palin has been making a series of smart moves.
But for those who wanted a Palin run in 2012, this could be a temporary disappointment.
Maybe she can make some time for that interview with Jim? (I’m asking, I swear!)