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Fox: No plans to suspend Palin’s contract because of bus tour

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

Fox News does not plan to suspend its contributor contract with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin just yet even though she’s about to embark on a campaign-style bus tour.

“We are not changing Sarah Palin’s status,” said Bill Shine, the executive vice president of programming at Fox News, in a statement provided to The Daily Caller.

Palin’s “One Nation” bus tour, starting in Washington on Sunday and making its way into New England, could be the sign of a Palin presidential campaign to come. Palin’s political action committee, SarahPAC, announced the bus tour Thursday.

The tour is not described by SarahPAC as the beginning of an exploratory campaign, but rather as a “good way to … appreciate the significance of our nation’s historic sites, patriotic events and diverse cultures.”

Two other Fox News contributors who are running or exploring a bid for president, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, had their contracts suspended by the network when it became clear they were thinking seriously about a White House run.

But it appears that Fox is waiting for more concrete signs from Palin that she’s actually preparing for a campaign before suspending her contract. She does not have any campaign infrastructure or staff in place in the early primary states.

  • diamndgirl

    Anything for attention…I am so tired of her BS, either announce you’re gonna run or get off the pot and leave us the hell alone.

    • nax777

      Ignore and walk away. The truth is they have nowhere else to go but not for long.
      We (you and I) win our seats back and we can start over with a more experienced but copied Constitution. All court battles will start over again with better results.

      This story and all the cute comments and slams will mean nothing in less than 30 years. Invasion is of no consequence as long as the two parties can hold their power. The powers can change names and faces this too matters not. People’s desire for power will always remain a constant.

      It is irrational to think that any single payer social program will work. It is irrational for nations to tax its way out of poverty. It is irrational to help overpopulated poorer nations by becoming one. It is irrational to believe that a power convinced that you have nowhere else to go will do your biding.

      A true Conservative and a true Liberal agree on one thing though for different reasons. Any single payer social program is a nutty idea! Now each believes that it’s not so nutty as long as their side is managing it. Pubs and Dems call rational people cruel, heartless nut cases. Rational and irrational also no longer hold true meaning.

      Replace the powers with citizens that can be immediately removed by citizens and never serve for a life time. We must take control ourselves. Please join with us at Goooh.com you might be able to click on my name. This will take you to my link page that links to Goooh.com, NumbersUSA.com and SBA-list.org.

      P.S. Have you heard of “you cut” @ http://majorityleader.gov/YouCut/
      Also government arms are trying to shut down Public Advocate http://traditionalvalues.us/DelgaudioLetter.html?pid=1

  • jmk1502

    Of course Fixed Noise is going to push the rules for their Golden Girl. All I can say is, RUN SARAH RUN!!! If the GOP thinks she has a chance in hell, they are even more clueless than I thought. But tommiec makes a good point: how can the poor victim Palin be the victim, when she works for the media outlet in question? Plus, IF Palin were to be the GOP nominee, she’s going to have to **GASP** answer questions from someone other than Fixed Noise, and there is a good chance they may try and sabotage her by asking some real toughies, like “what do you read”, or “can you cite any other SCOTUS cases other than Roe vs. Wade?” Shocking, but it just might happen.

  • Fred M

    Pretty obvious what’s happening here. Palin, at the moment, is crafting her Presidential efforts with her Fox contract in mind to avoid a direct conflict with campaign laws. Murdoch and Ailes, who don’t see a good reason to create problems with her, are letting it happen her way for the time being.

  • nycon

    Palin will be fine. I heard she hired Obamas Telepromtor coach. He said it worked for Obama, if only he could stop him from saying, uh, um , ahhh.

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  • krjohnson

    I don’t think she’s going to run. I hope she stays involved in the campaign, though. Backs someone or several someones, stays involved in the debate, etc.

    What I REALLY hope she does is go after Romney. That would be fun to watch.

    • rubberneck

      As a Romney supporter it will be really fun to watch him criticize her for being a quitter. How can you run for the most important job in our country yet quit being governor? You can’t, and she won’t run. Enjoy her narcissistic parade.

      • Rocketman

        LOL
        And the base will choose the cultist Romney over the Christian S. Palin?
        Not Hardly.
        A “narcissistic parade” ?? That’s exactly what Mittens has been doing for nigh on 4 year now.
        I bet the term “mud people” isn’t in Palin’s vocabulary (or Bible). Mittens?

        ~(Ä)~

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jasmine-Clark/1785223171 Jasmine Clark

    there’s no reason for them to let palin go right now. even though there are lots of signs she’s running, she hasn’t OFFICIALLY started her candidacy yet, so fox can still keep her. the thing is, she brings them ratings!! of course they want to have her as a contributor. they don’t want to stop that right now.

  • tommiec

    Smart move Fox News. Now Sarah can ask and answer herself her own questions. But Sarah is still gonna have to study up hard on the issues cuz Sarah asks some tough questions.

    The only downside that I see here is she can’t claim she was set up.