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News of the Weird

It was inevitable and shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone, but really?

Sarah Palin to Contribute to Fox News

Former Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska has signed on as a contributor to the Fox News Channel.

The network confirmed that Ms. Palin will appear on the network’s programming on a regular basis as part of a multi-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Ms. Palin will not have her own regular program, one person familiar with the deal said, though she will host an occasional series that will run on the network from time to time. This person would not elaborate…

…The Fox News deal, however, would not seem to be all encompassing, and would appear to give her room for other pursuits, as well…

Full article here. But the question is, “Is this how you run for office in 2012?” Does she or do her handlers believe that becoming a Fox News “contributor” will give her the kind of exposure that will make her more acceptable to the electorate? Seems like more preaching to the choir to me. And just what does this say about Fox News and their respect for truthful journalism? (Okay, maybe I’m being a bit facetious with that one.) Will they have her on script or will they just let her go rogue? It is going to be a train wreck, I’m sure, but there will be many who won’t see it that way. And I think that is the thing that keeps me up at night. We are a massively divided country when we can all see the very same thing and come away from it with diametrically opposing views. God help us.

I would love to be a fly on the wall in the room with her handlers. You know they are orchestrating her life, her every move with a long-term plan. Could it be that they really believe she could be a viable candidate or is she just the conservative celebrity du jour? I’m hoping for the latter, but fearing the first. However, her “independent” streak may be her undoing. As hard as the McCain people tried to manage her, she still took every opportunity she saw to assert her true self. And I believe that super-size Palin ego may prove too much for even the best handlers to wrangle. God help us, really!

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Ding Dong the Bitch is dead

When FOX News comes out and says Palin is a kook, you know it is either April Fool’s Day, the End of the World, or they cannot argue the point any longer. Please let this be her exit line!

The funniest thing here to me is that the male commentator expected Liz Trotta to be on his side that Palin was being mischaracterized and she goes and nails Palin for being the nut job she is calling her inarticulate and undereducated. “I think a lot of this criticism is well deserved.” Priceless!

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Too Scary to be True

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The scariest thing I have heard is that despite everything that has happened and everything that has come out in the past few days,

ninety-one percent (91%) of Republicans have a favorable view of Palin, including 65% who say their view is Very Favorable. Only eight percent (8%) have an unfavorable view of her, including three percent (3%) Very Unfavorable.

When asked to choose among some of the GOP’s top names for their choice for the party’s 2012 presidential nominee, 64% say Palin.

Now that it is over, we hear that she didn’t know that Africa is a continent not a country. Or which countries are in Nafta. Her ignorance expands rather than contracts the more we “know” her, and her behavior during this election was anything but presidential. Is this the best the GOP can come up with? I know that it is early for the prognostications but are they blind? Did Fox News actually succeed in making people believe Palin was the victim of slander and that she is really capable of leading this country? If so, they are brilliant. I suspect it is more that the public is really stupid. But then Fox News depends on that being true. Heaven help us all.

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