Palin's Next Stop (and Paycheck): Fox News

By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 3, 2009 5:50 PM CDT
This video image provided by the Fox News Channel shows Sean Hannity interviewing Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Sept. 17, 2008.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin resigned because Fox News “dangled Oprah-type money plus the promise of a 24/7 platform from which she can energize the base for a few years,” blogger Ruth Ann Harnisch guesses—and that visibility would be a great move if she wants to be president. “She can have a full-time promotional machine at Fox,” Harnisch writes, “paid for by others, without having to make a single fundraising call.”

“Palin has been vocal about being attentive to the doors that God opens for her, and this could be a big ‘un,” Harnisch notes. “Rush Limbaugh is the most powerful spokesperson for the GOP, and she knows she’s at least that credible, has at least that much charisma, and is a whole lot more attractive and likeable.”