It’s Splitsville for Palin and Fox
No more fireside chats from big echo-ey rooms. No more standing by Lake Lu-sill shrieking over the wind while trying to keep the hair piece on. No more fake mountain backdrops hung in the studio/garage. It’s confirmed. Sarah Palin is no longer working for Fox News, sources close to the network’s now former spokeswig confirm.
Palin, of course, says that she turned down their new contract offer. Fox merely “wished her the best with her future endeavors.” Now that she is being defined in the national conversation mostly in terms of her own irrelevance, we can assume the offer was considerably less than her previous $1 million a year.
Tensions arose several times between Ms. Palin and Fox, leading to speculation that the two parties might part ways this month. At one point last year, she took to Facebook — her most direct way to communicate with fans — to complain about what she said was Fox’s decision to cancel her appearances during the third day of the Republican National Convention.
She just got a paid month-long vacation from her million-dollar-a-year job, and hasn’t even been seen on the network since mid-December. It’s clear that Fox will survive without her presence. But Palin’s fans?
She has not informed social media about the split. Her last two tweets have to do with an 8th grade basketball player with Down Syndrome, and the army removing Christian religious symbols from a chapel. Facebook? The same thing. The last message to her 3.4 million Facebook followers rebukes the army for responding to letters of concern from a soldier about a military chapel in Afghanistan that displayed a cross on the roof and other prominent symbols of Christianity. Not only could the overtly Christian military building reinforce beliefs about a Muslim vs. Christian war, the chapel was also used by soldiers of all religions desiring a “neutral” space to worship that didn’t have cross-shaped windows and permanent architectural embellishments. In response Palin said:
What are we succumbing to, America? The army orders “the removal of Christian symbols from a chapel.” I wonder what they’ll make of my son and all the other soldiers with their numerous Christian symbols tattooed on their warrior bodies? What say you, politicians, about America’s finest protecting us in these war zones who will NOT be “removing their Steeples, Crosses, Bible Verses, etc.” to adhere to this new nonsensical political correctness?
Well, first of all, Track is no longer serving in the military, so his ink is safe. But, if those who are there decide to run around exposing their tattooed “warrior bodies” to the locals, I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before the gubmint sends them all to a forced tattoo removal camp to have their whatevers lazered. Because an individual person’s body is the same as a government community building.
Sadly, we will now have one less venue in which to enjoy and admire her smart, insightful take on the world. And to think that Fox’s Roger Ailes actually mocked her in public, and is said to have privately called her “stupid.”
As you weep for the nation’s loss, you can enjoy her top 9 most ridiculous moments on Fox, HERE. But don’t worry. Like the end of a horror movie, there’s always that possibility that somehow, some way, she’ll be back…