Palin's debut as Fox News contributor: Steve Schmidt's a liar

Fifteen minutes with O’Reilly, the most interesting part of which is probably her admission that she and Steve Schmidt chatted at length (in 2008) about whether Saddam Hussein was connected to 9/11. O’Reilly asks her about the other accusations in “Game Change” — whether she really couldn’t explain the differences between the two Koreas or who the enemy was in Iraq, etc. — and accepts her denials without asking her to elaborate too much, which is too bad for Palin since I’m sure she was prepared to answer. Alas.

She’s on for the full hour tomorrow with Glenn Beck. Exit question: What are the odds that he’ll get her to be at least haltingly semi-ambivalent about a third-party run? (Exit answer: 75 percent!)