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Sarah Palin, who has been broadcasting her political views on her Facebook page, has just acquired a far more potent media megaphone.

By joining Fox News in a deal announced Monday, the former Republican vice presidential nominee gains instant access to an audience that gives Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly the highest ratings in cable news -- and a clear boost if she attempts another run for national office. Read full article.

By Jodi Westrick  |  January 12, 2010; 8:36 AM ET  | Category:  National Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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How could talking (and proving you're an idiot) possibly help her non-existent political career?

Posted by: bflorhodes | January 12, 2010 12:14 PM

"How could talking (and proving you're an idiot) possibly help her"
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Fox is all about talking nonsense. She'll barely be noticed.

Posted by: tfspa | January 12, 2010 1:11 PM

Could help her, because everyone on Fox News are idiots and so she'll just be one of many...could hurt her because she bound to say something stupid every 10 minutes. I would love to watch it...it would be like comedy central, but I won't give Fox News the satisfaction of counting me in their ratings; so I'll wait for the Keith Olberman daily updates...should be fun and Keith really knows how to bring dumb Fox issues to light...LIGHTS...CAMERA...ACTION, LOL!

Posted by: Beingsensible | January 12, 2010 1:50 PM

Good Palin is joining Glenn Beck and the other nuts at Fox a network I never watch because they will insult your intelligence.Fair and Balanced?, what a lie and a joke

Posted by: LDTRPT25 | January 12, 2010 2:24 PM

Just in case anyone thought that Fox was "Fair and Balanced" now they know better. Somewhat of a good move for Palin, dumb move for Fox. She will have a chance to read lines that follow the quaint concept of actually meaning something as opposed to her off-the-cuff remarks that go around in circles without saying anything.

Posted by: cyberfool | January 12, 2010 2:29 PM

A wonderful opportunity for her, steady pay, captive listeners, none will ever question her wisdom, thought process, just keep drinking the kool-aid kids and all will be ok!

So, unless you have anything else (reality for instance)in mind it's a positive for her

Enjoy

Posted by: johnm12 | January 12, 2010 2:53 PM

Is Sarah Palin's move to Fox News a good political move?
For the Democrats? YES!

Posted by: cordobes17 | January 12, 2010 2:56 PM

CYBERFOOL you just made a fair and balanced comment and you are on the Washington Post lol.

All you all are so afraid of Sarah Palin. The news stations are all talking about her and how she is stupid and will never been president, but by saying what they do it is so obvious the are afraid. She is a real threat or if she wasn't they wouldn't spend so much time talking about her. I guess the media just thinks if they keep talking bad about her it will brainwash you all even more so than you already are. I hate to watch all those news station cbs, nbc, abc, cnn, msnbc, and the list goes on... They all treat the viewers like they're stupid and tell you what you should think of this/that person.

Posted by: bmtdawg05 | January 12, 2010 2:58 PM

I believe Ms. Palin's move to Fox does not appear to be appropriate. It shows where her mind is regarding politics. She hopes to get political mileage through popularity.

But to say that she has a non-existent political career is pedantic. She does. Or someone will have to define politicians as only presidents of the USA. And you and I know that is intellectual dishonesty.

Posted by: flaxseedsrgood | January 12, 2010 3:16 PM

At best it will improve her standing with the extreme right-wing. It is not likely to gain support for her from literate and knowledgeable voters.

Posted by: giltaylor | January 12, 2010 3:24 PM

are you talking about the same literate and knowledgeable voters that put Obama in office? Your average Joe would make a better president than the ones you all have elected and you call yourself knowledgeable. Thanks for the laugh I needed it.

Posted by: bmtdawg05 | January 12, 2010 3:40 PM

Apparently Sarah Palin welcomes the opportunity to prove Mark Twain right again when he said, "It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt."

Posted by: pjohn2 | January 12, 2010 4:50 PM

Even though I do not agree with her ideology or politics I will give her credit for playing to the appetite of her base like a fiddle in terms of the huge financial windfall she is set to gain. Man Coulter does the same and rakes in a fortune. Hell I'm thinking about preaching conservatism due to the willingness of the wingnut base to part with their hard earned money once you say what they want to hear.

Posted by: eastlander | January 12, 2010 4:52 PM

BMTDAWG05 on Jan12 @ 3:40pm said:"are you talking about the same literate and knowledgeable voters that put Obama in office? Your average Joe would make a better president than the ones you all have elected and you call yourself knowledgeable. Thanks for the laugh I needed it.
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You comment about your average Joe is just a matter of opinion and is certainly not shared by all. However I understand your need for a laugh since your party is out of power and will be so for the forseeable future.

Posted by: eastlander | January 12, 2010 5:11 PM

Isn't it interesting how the MSM thinks that Hilary is so qualified even though she has never held a management job but think Palin is not qualified even though she did have a management job. I guess it all depends on your biases.

Posted by: sportsfan2 | January 12, 2010 5:15 PM

The more public forums she is offered, the clearer the audit trail of her ignornace for voters to see.

The right will neither know nor care, and adore her anyway. So, they should recuse themselves from polls such as this.

Posted by: Fiftyeight | January 12, 2010 5:47 PM

At first glance, I would doubt that Sarah Palin's association with Fox will do anything other than massage a political base that already agrees with her. It will do little to expand her exposure unless other media outlets can't control themselves and routinely report on the provocative comments that she is sure to spout.

On second thought.......

Posted by: MillPond2 | January 12, 2010 5:50 PM

The Lying Total Incompetent Barack Obama
White House and Pathetic Total Failure From
Kenya Barack Hussein Obama will be finding
out more then ever that the American people
are fed up with Obama's lies and total
incompetence and Sarah Palin going to work
for FOX News will reveal even more of why
Barack Hussein Obama must be Impeached and
Tried For Treason!

Posted by: carleen09 | January 12, 2010 6:26 PM

Kind of a strange question, asking "is it a good **political** move." It is certainly a good move personally for Sister Sarah -- it will bring in cash, feed her apparent need for the spotlight, and allow her continued opportunity to promote herself. Was there ever any doubt that this is why she called it quits as governor?

But I would not call it a good political move. She will undoubtedly make many controversial on-air statements, not to mention just plain stupid ones, that will give any opposing candidate a slew of ammunition to use against her in a campaign.

Posted by: tomguy1 | January 12, 2010 6:31 PM

You comment about your average Joe is just a matter of opinion and is certainly not shared by all. However I understand your need for a laugh since your party is out of power and will be so for the forseeable future.
Posted by: eastlander


Eastlander are you okay? My party is out of power and will be for the forseeable future? It's the democrats, not the republicans dropping out like flies and announcing their retirement because they know they are going to lose in 2010. So I think the power is going to be shifting back soon.

As for the Hillary comment... Yes they probably did say that RIGHT after they kicked her to the curb for Obama. Sure am glad I never drank the koolaid like most of you all. He won by the welfare, hispanic, and blacks. He didn't have anything to offer, nor had he had any experience yet everyone heard freebies and voted him in lol.

Posted by: bmtdawg05 | January 12, 2010 7:15 PM

Sarah Palin on America's own Al-Jazeera?

A match made in heaven. This fire spitting clueless idiot will fit in snuggly alongside other on air personalities like peas in a pod.

Good political move?

That depends. The answer lies in how much further dumbed down Fox can make americans, and how severely CNN continues morphing into Fox or Fox Lite which it already is.

Democrats have zero counterbalance whatsoever to an overwhelming and non- stop tsunami of GOP hate radio and TV.
One Obama speech here and there hasn't and won't ever cut it.

Democrats are falling apart at the seams, Obama has proven to be a hands-off sell-out on numerous issues and sufficiently demonstrated he is no leader of men or issues. He has and allowed the right to re-define new depths of hate, lies and deception never seen in american politics before, which in turn are defining the narrative in our dumbed down land of idiots.

I hope the right will someday decide to harness it's well oiled ruthless, cunning and conniving ways for the good of the people instead of against them. Snowball's chance of that happening. Money talks too loud and this place just gets dumber and dumber.

Posted by: jfern03 | January 12, 2010 7:16 PM

In a funny kind of way, I'm glad that she is formally joining all of the other prominent nuts. Fox "News" has been well-exposed this past year. It seems the majority of their viewers now watch to bear witness of lunacy, much like the crowds who watch Springer, wrestling, or car accidents. There will be even grander lies and delusions: from 'birther theories' to 'death panels' to plots with Levi.

Posted by: revbookburn | January 12, 2010 8:00 PM

Sarah Palin went to six colleges. Her fisherman husband sat in on important meetings with legislators and agency heads. She doesn't know basic information such as the fact that there are two Koreas, that Saddam Hussein wasn't involved in 9/11. Katie Couric couldn't get her to name a periodical that she read or a Supreme Court case that she opposed other than Roe V Wade. What's the likelihood that Sarah can't read?

Posted by: art9 | January 12, 2010 8:06 PM

Yes You Betcha! It is a great move for a
real conservative leader like Sarah Palin
and good for FOX News hiring her as well.
So,eat your heart out Liberals and Obama
as you cannot lie constantly now that FOX
has Sarah Palin on board to hunt your lies
down and expose them!

Posted by: redheadclaudine | January 12, 2010 8:12 PM

art9 Sarah Palin went to six colleges. Her fisherman husband sat in on important meetings with legislators and agency heads....

What did Obama do? NOTHING... wait... he was having dinner with a well known terrorist and attending a church who hates whites and Americans. Wow and you all put him in office. Good job you all did it take you a college degree to vote for him.

Posted by: bmtdawg05 | January 12, 2010 9:36 PM

...see what I mean?

Posted by: jfern03 | January 12, 2010 10:32 PM

How long before Palin has her first Emily Litella moment.

Posted by: labman57 | January 12, 2010 10:52 PM

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