Palin rejoining Fox News as a contributor

posted at 6:41 pm on June 13, 2013 by Allahpundit

She left in January and returns on Monday. With something like seven different Obama scandals now roiling conservative media, it’s a wise moment to reclaim the Fox News soapbox.

“I have great confidence in her and am pleased that she will once again add her commentary to our programming,” Ailes said. “I hope she continues to speak her mind.”

Palin will make her latest debut on the morning show “Fox & Friends,” on Monday. In addition to providing political insight and commentary, Palin will contribute to Fox Business Network.

“The power of Fox News is unparalleled,” Palin said. “The role of Fox News in the important debates in our world is indispensable. I am pleased and proud to be rejoining Roger Ailes and the great people at Fox.”

Per TV Newser, “Palin tested the TV waters in New York and Hollywood, and found interest from other networks, someone familiar with her decision says. Ultimately, however, Fox News offered the best deal in terms of salary and exposure.” Another thing that makes her return right now interesting is that you’re starting to see the Senate GOP polarize between old-school hawks like McCain and new-school libertarian-inclined insurgents like Ted Cruz, and not just on foreign policy either. Before she joined the ticket in 2008 and for a good long while after, she was assumed to be a Maverick-style neoconservative thanks to the fact that Bill Kristol had touted her and that she had retained Randy Scheunemann as an advisor. Things seemed to shift in 2011, and lately, thanks to her strong (and reciprocated) support for Cruz, she seems more aligned with the Cruz/Paul/Lee wing. E.g., I’m guessing McCain probably doesn’t share this sentiment about “boot-stomping” posted to her Facebook page four days ago linking to a Breitbart.com item about NSA’s new high-tech spy HQ:

Boot-stomping govt claims citizen spying never happened then pouts Congress knew all along; Congress denies. Our obtuseness = their strength…

Note to Chris Wallace: McCain famously will appear on virtually any Sunday show that’ll have him and Fox is surely looking for a splashy way to reintroduce Palin to the debate after her TV hiatus. Book them together and make this conversation happen.


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40 views in seconds. Interesting.

Opinionator on June 17, 2014 at 10:14 PM

125!

Opinionator on June 17, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Lolz! Comment please if you can. One comment at random on any old post of mine, please.

Bmore on June 17, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Will do. I’ll stay there until you respond.

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Hi Op :)

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Opinionator on June 17, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Hey, OP! Glad I found you :)

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And on that note, I bid Friends and Lurkers (usual caveats apply) niters and sleep well!

Newtie and the Beauty on June 18, 2014 at 12:39 AM

40 views in seconds. Interesting.

Opinionator on June 17, 2014 at 10:14 PM

Huh. I did not think we were that interesting.

Fallon on June 18, 2014 at 10:16 AM

wolvie,

I hope your trip was wonderful and your hobbling is a bit easier :) I also pray you’re not in pain!

Please check here for ‘news’ or contact b9 with contact info., okay?

Newtie, same to you eh? :)

See y’all soon..

Opinionator on June 18, 2014 at 6:07 PM

Huh. I did not think we were that interesting.

Fallon on June 18, 2014 at 10:16 AM

LOL – no kidding!

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Opinionator on June 18, 2014 at 6:07 PM

Just sent b9 an e-mail so I can be contacted by my fellow gulchers!

bazil9 on June 17, 2014 at 10:18 PM

Thanks, b9

wolverinefan on June 18, 2014 at 8:08 PM

wolverinefan on June 18, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Excellent :)

My thanks to b9 as well!

Opinionator on June 18, 2014 at 8:15 PM

OP,
The trip was wonderful. It was so nice to be with my entire family, enjoying the pool and wedding festivities! The ankle was fine, I kept it elevated the majority of the time and no pain! Going tomorrow to get a cast put on (I hope). Want to get this cast on and off asap!!! I am learning to maneuver the wheelchair around the house. Everything just takes a little longer to accomplish. I actually got my own lunch this afternoon :) It’s amazing how you learn to compensate for your disability.

wolverinefan on June 18, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Well, last night’s Headline storming went badly. These people have zero discipline. I was willing to help but they gave up so quickly, I went to bed.

Getting a cart to move around to the various places. Cup o’ joe?

Fallon on June 19, 2014 at 8:32 AM

The trip was wonderful. It was so nice to be with my entire family, enjoying the pool and wedding festivities!

wolverinefan on June 18, 2014 at 8:19 PM

Yay! Boy, did you need that getaway. Glad it went well.

Time to check in on RWM and OW.

Fallon on June 19, 2014 at 8:34 AM

Fallon on June 19, 2014 at 8:34 AM

Not much happening on RWM, haven’t checked OW. I am really bored!!! Where is everybody??? Must be on strike.

wolverinefan on June 19, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Not much happening on RWM, haven’t checked OW. I am really bored!!! Where is everybody??? Must be on strike.

wolverinefan on June 19, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Wolvie..did u get my email?

bazil9 on June 19, 2014 at 5:13 PM

bazil9 on June 19, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Lolz! The slowness of events sometimes requires quite a bit of patience does it not? Just imagine how it is when done my way. xo

Bmore on June 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Bmore on June 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM

lol..patience is a virtue..one I’m not very good at. ;)

bazil9 on June 19, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Wolvie..did u get my email?

bazil9 on June 19, 2014 at 5:13 PM

I didn’t, so I just sent you another e-mail, try again
Thanks

wolverinefan on June 19, 2014 at 9:57 PM

bazil9 on June 19, 2014 at 5:13 PM

I didn’t, so I just sent you another e-mail, try again
Thanks

wolverinefan on June 19, 2014 at 9:57 PM

weird! ok..hold on..
I’ll resend and stay here, tell me if u get it.
Off I go…

bazil9 on June 19, 2014 at 9:59 PM

done!

bazil9 on June 19, 2014 at 10:02 PM

got it…thanks!

wolverinefan on June 19, 2014 at 10:12 PM

Hmmm… This one. Or, this one.

Fallon on June 20, 2014 at 8:05 AM

My best advice. Retire this thread permanently. ; )

Bmore on June 20, 2014 at 10:58 AM

bluegill on March 3, 2014 at 1:49 PM
Kiddo, how in the world can you appreciate comments that are totally void of substance and only criticize others? You’re better than that and at least you don’t bother to comment on things that don’t interest you instead of being annoyed at those who do. Geez, one thread out of a day that is free wheeling is hardly the end of the world.
Cindy Munford on March 3, 2014 at 5:23 PM

1) that is a misrepresentation of my comment history.

2) you lecture but fail to lecture the instigator(s). Very telling.

frank on March 3, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Welp, I guess that sockpuppet mask is off.

Ed, Allah?

Murphy9 on March 3, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Murphy9 on March 3, 2014 at 5:55 PM

JugEarsButtHurt on June 24, 2014 at 12:14 AM

Lanceman on March 3, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Lancman, I appreciate Frank’s comments, so you definitely do not speak for everyone here.

Also, you should know that Ed has recently warned commenters against making personal, troll-ish insults. You might want to keep that in mind.

bluegill on March 3, 2014 at 1:49 PM

JugEarsButtHurt on June 24, 2014 at 12:43 AM

bluegill on March 3, 2014 at 1:49 PM

Kiddo, how in the world can you appreciate comments that are totally void of substance and only criticize others? You’re better than that and at least you don’t bother to comment on things that don’t interest you instead of being annoyed at those who do. Geez, one thread out of a day that is free wheeling is hardly the end of the world.

Cindy Munford on March 3, 2014 at 5:23 PM

JugEarsButtHurt on June 24, 2014 at 12:46 AM

bluegill on March 3, 2014 at 1:49 PM
Kiddo, how in the world can you appreciate comments that are totally void of substance and only criticize others? You’re better than that and at least you don’t bother to comment on things that don’t interest you instead of being annoyed at those who do. Geez, one thread out of a day that is free wheeling is hardly the end of the world.
Cindy Munford on March 3, 2014 at 5:23 PM

1) that is a misrepresentation of my comment history.

2) you lecture but fail to lecture the instigator(s). Very telling.

frank on March 3, 2014 at 5:51 PM

JugEarsButtHurt on June 24, 2014 at 12:48 AM

Sorry, I have one and only one account.

But enough of that silliness. Back to Rubio…

bluegill on March 3, 2014 at 6:11 PM

JugEarsButtHurt on June 24, 2014 at 1:46 AM

As a reader of this blog, it is my business when people use the comment section for things that have absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with the content of the blog post, since it detracts from the discussion.

bluegill on March 3, 2014 at 5:39 PM

JugEarsButtHurt on June 24, 2014 at 1:47 AM

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