Sarah Palin: I Left Fox to 'Broaden Audience'
It's no good preaching to the choir, she says
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 29, 2013 2:00 AM CST
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin talks on Fox News Sunday last year.   (AP Photo/Fox News, Fred Watkins, File)

(Newser) – Not a Sarah Palin fan? Then you might be just the kind of person she wants to reach in her post-Fox career. Conservatives need to broaden their audience, and "I’m taking my own advice here as I free up opportunities to share more broadly the message of the beauty of freedom and the imperative of defending our republic," the former Alaska governor tells Breitbart, explaining her decision to leave Fox, where she was making around $16 per word.

"We can't just preach to the choir," Palin says. "The message of liberty and true hope must be understood by a larger audience." Palin, who backed Newt Gingrich in the GOP primaries, says conservatives shouldn't lose heart because of Obama's re-election. "Conservatism didn’t lose," she says. "A moderate Republican candidate lost after he was perceived to alienate working class Reagan Democrat and independent voters who didn’t turn out for him as much as they did for the McCain/Palin ticket in 2008."

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Jan 31, 2013 4:12 PM CST
She makes it sound like she "left" on her accord. Far from the truth for this airhead.
Jan 31, 2013 4:09 PM CST
Sarah is wasting our air.
Jan 31, 2013 12:55 AM CST
I just don't get she keeps stretching out her 15 minutes of fame. I don't get how people perceive her as smart, or hot or anything more than the self absorbed, empty headed, shrill voiced bats&!t crazy b!#ch that I see. To me she's just a mascara covered right wing drone that spews talking points with no real substance, who quit her job serving as Governor, to help derail McCain (for that I thank her) then run around in her Freedom Bus to drum up attention while committing to nothing. She was a perfect fit for Fox, but I suspect even they were growing weary of her constant stream of vicious nothingness. Every time I hear her voice it's like chalk scraping a chalkboard. How in the hell did she ever become popular ? I just don't get it.