I think it's safe to say that Sarah Palin's contract at Fox is unlikely to be renewed. First, she announced her decision not to run for president on Mark Levin's radio show - and not on Fox News. Now, she has had some snippy words for boss Roger Ailes - in the wake of his remark that she "had no chance to be president."
Roger Ailes says "Sarah Palin had no chance to be President." #nowhesaysit
Round Two: Palin sniped back - during an interview with Breitbart.com. As Huffington Post wrote about the interview:
She said, "I wonder if he is aware that the same thing was said about me when I ran for city council, mayor, and eventually governor." She added, "No doubt many people who are told they can’t do something will work that much harder, and they succeed." She suggested Breitbart.com send her employer the documentary recently made about her, "The Undefeated." Palin said, "The theme of Steve’s film isn’t about me, but about the idea of not letting others dictate one’s path in life and never giving up when you’re fighting for something precious like our exceptional nation and our children’s futures. So, would you send a copy of “The Undefeated” to him?"
Ailes walked back his comments a bit when he "clarified" them to Mediaite:
“When I hired most of the Republican contributors, none of them had any immediate prospects of becoming President —I wasn’t referring to any of their long-term prospects, including Governor Palin. I hired all of them because they made for good television at the time. Sarah Palin is young and nobody can predict the future.”
Regardless of whether or not Ailes actually called Palin "an idiot" or was or was not evaluating her chances to be president, he has hardly made any ringing endorsements of her. Nor has she of him.
Buh-bye, Sarah! Maybe you can get a job at Breitbart. I'd say you two deserve each other.
I stated Ailes laughed, because Palin knows he would never watch it. It was a politician’s polite way of telling him to drop dead.
You should read my comment again. I don’t make things up. ABC poll (hardly Conservative) stated that Palin has an approval rating of 68% among the voting block on the RIGHT. Romney is at 18%. Google it. People who listen the what the MSM have no idea just how popular Sarah Palin is. Same ABC poll has 30% would “Definitely Vote” for Sarah Palin as President. Unfortunately 52% “Definitely Not” vote for her. That means she can’t win ‘one on one’, but can have a big impact on 3rd Party. Point is, Romney is looking at the numbers and realize, Sarah Palin is the most popular Republican in the country. Numerous polls all state the same thing.
Ailes who has been loyal to Bush Family that all but controls the Republican membership, is trying to help Romney to forget the idea of a Palin VP. When your in Romney’s position, it is harder than you think. He has to concern himself with the idea the further he reaches for Moderates, the more Conservatives he loses.
Yep, you’re Tawny/Rick, alright.
“The people have noticed FNâs rush to end the Campaign Race before it even got going. That Palin is the only one concerned with the people and NOT the Party. The Party is tiny in number. I brought this up a long time ago, but I think many didnât see that 70% of the voting block on the RIGHT had nothing to do with the Party and resent FN running THEIR guy down our throat.”
Tsk, tsk, Tawny . . . you and your fellow teabaggers’ anger is misplaced; it isn’t FN that wants to end the campaign early, nor is it the GOP headquarters that’s “pushing Mittens down our throat[s]” — it’s the Kochsucker Brothers.
They’re the ones bankrolling the Republican presidential campaign — naturally they’re going to support a fellow 1%er like themselves, and they don’t want a convention-floor fight impeding Willard’s progress . . .
I suggest Simple Sarah review the results of the 2008 presidential election, and reconsider . . .
@ Robert Urban:
Dennis had me going, too, until I got to this:
“I have heard Rove mention Susan Martinez. Who knows her? Nobody. She be starting right where Sarah was (experience wise), but without Sarah accomplishments and enormous âA Phenomâ background. "
“A Phenom background”? You mean, being homecoming queen, attending five different colleges, running a town $20+ million into debt, and quitting the state house amidst ethics complaints?
@ Dennis McHale:
“Due to the position Ailes finds himself (an ally of the Bush Family) he no longer is a neutral observer that the National media would like to paint him, in Taking Down Sarah Palin. So Palin only needs to be so nice to a man who will need her a lot more than she will need him into the future. Other Networks are salivating to get her opinion, especially if Romney wins.”
Tawny/Rick Patel, is that you?
This White House place has worked out swell! It’s so big I can’t find the kids or what’s his name, First Dude.
The bad news is that senile Rupert could rehire them.
Romney is in the same position in his Campaign as McCain was. Many will start to point to Sarah as a likely VP candidate to bring together a seriously divided political RIGHT, and maybe just maybe draw some women in. She did end up bringing in about 8% of the 20% that McCain wasn’t getting. That could be enough to get Romney over the top. BUT have you heard ANYONE from the Establishment on TV mention her as a VP choice? NEVER! McCain even laughed about it by sticking his tongue out. I have heard Rove mention Susan Martinez. Who knows her? Nobody. She be starting right where Sarah was (experience wise), but without Sarah accomplishments and enormous “A Phenom” background.
So why did Ailes open his mouth and state the same thing Rove always stated about Sarah. Rove used to say she couldn’t win the general. Every other candidate he talked about concerned the nomination. Notice Ailes did not say Sarah couldn’t win the nomination. Well, who would have said Obama would be President in the start of the 2008 Campaign cycle? No one. So Ailes statement is just a DUMB meaningless statement. However, if you need to lower peopleâs expectations of Sarah Palin and remind them why you would not vote for her as President, the heat would be off Romney to pick her. I bet you when Romney is looking at the numbers, he is thinking about picking her. It would certainly solidify his RIGHT TP/Conservative base that is threatening to stay home. Of course we know the Republican Party wants nothing to do with Sarah. So Ailes comments were about helping him look the other way.
Now Sarah’s response was about as classy as you can get. The truth is Ailes comments over time border on Harassment of a Boss over an employee. Sarah actually used great tact. She informed him that those who are looked poorly upon only double their efforts and her history has shown that at every step she was doubted and ended up on top. She suggested Ailes watch ‘Undefeated’. That was about as classy as one could be under the circumstances. In fact, I bet when Ailes heard her response he probably laugh hysterically, over the very human and humble response she gave.
Due to the position Ailes finds himself (an ally of the Bush Family) he no longer is a neutral observer that the National media would like to paint him, in Taking Down Sarah Palin. So Palin only needs to be so nice to a man who will need her a lot more than she will need him into the future. Other Networks are salivating to get her opinion, especially if Romney wins.