The Washington Post reports:

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. (read the rest)

Not a surprising bit of information.  It fits.  She has a journalism background, it will give her a venue nationally (on the top rated cable news channel) to address political issues of the day, and she gets paid to do it.

Looking forward to it, congratulations to Governor Palin!

Update: Politico offers up Governor Palin’s statement:

“I am thrilled to be joining the great talent and management team at FOX News,” Palin said in the Fox announcement. “It’s wonderful to be part of a place that so values fair and balanced news.”

Update 2 (1/12/10): Governor Palin asks via Twitter – “what would America do w/out Fox News?”  I know I’d listen to a lot more talk radio.

She debuts on Fox News tonight on the O’Reilly Factor.  C4P has the promo video here.

She was the subject of O’Reilly’s Talking Points last night and in a discussion with Brit Hume:

HT: Conservatives 4 Palin

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    1. @Alan Helmer,

      It’s strange. All the Democrats I work with have stopped having seizures and foaming at the mouth, but now they’re in kind of a stupor.

      Think maybe I should call somebody?

      1. @DEMOCRATSAREFASCISTS, Hey Sarah, I don’t think you need to call a friend, Save your LifeLines! I know you will do well tonight for your big debut! We don’t have Fox News at home but we are going to our local watering hole to see you and I will be definitely be ordering that channel so we can see you all the time!! Good Luck! Alan & Teba

  1. I think the Contributor thing can work out well. I hope they can do some Alaska Remotes so she doesn’t have to travel as much.

    In related Gov. Palin news, here is a clip of what I think is a dedication of Trig Van Palin.

      1. @Shane Vander Hart, I don’t know that it is a “low blow” really. I’m not trying to say that any particular child is being neglected, but a special needs child is just that and I don’t think it’s outlandish to say that any special needs child, particularly and infant, is going to be better off in at home and not flying all over the place. Not that Palin isn’t within here rights and not, again, not to imply that any “neglect” is taking place, but it is less than ideal, surely, and this is not so much a low blow as common sense.
        .-= Guy Incognito´s last blog ..Come to Your Senses! =-.

      2. @Guy Incognito, Sure it is, especially when I don’t seeing you say that about other politician’s kids, special needs or not. Todd Palin no longer works at the North Slope so he’s home. Sarah Palin no longer works full-time so she’s home more. They have a very supportive extended family.

        While they are busy, their schedule is far better than when she was governor.

        So I’m waiting for you to make a similar comment about the Obama children, because I would venture to say the Palins see their kids more than the Obamas currently see theirs.

        You don’t however see me making comments or writing blog posts about it.

      3. @Shane Vander Hart, well, I didn’t really bring it up, I was agreeing with M. Hovda. It’s not really about how I feel about Palin it’s about a special needs child at the end of the day. And of course the same goes for Obama, and every other politician, all politicians are narcissists and this is going to always have a negative effect on their children. Just look at the Bush family for an example of this. But what makes Palin’s case exceptional is that she has an infant with special needs (Down Syndrome in this case) and I cannot see how this child will benefit by having a mother that is either away or dragging the child all over the country on a plane.
        A supportive extended family is great, but at this formative stage any special needs child, the difference been the full attention of the child’s mother and the less than full attention mother can make a tremendous difference in development. I’m not aware of too many politicians with special needs children at all, but irrespective of party I would hope that any mother would make the right decision to sacrifice career and devote her attention primarily to caring for the child (a special needs infant is a full time job).
        .-= Guy Incognito´s last blog ..Come to Your Senses! =-.

      4. @Shane Vander Hart, and you know, the more I think about it the more upsetting this is. I know a lot of parents of special needs children who would have give anything to be in the position Palin is in, that is, economically independent (after that book she’ll never need to work again) and thus in a position where she to raise her special needs infant full time. And here is Palin throwing it all away.
        .-= Guy Incognito´s last blog ..Come to Your Senses! =-.

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