(CNN) - One day after Fox News confirmed that it and Sarah Palin had parted ways, the former Alaska governor spoke out Saturday on why she decided to leave her gig as a paid contributor.
In an interview with the conservative news outlet Breitbart, Palin said she wants to share her values "more broadly" rather than "preach to the choir."
“The message of liberty and true hope must be understood by a larger audience," she said.
Palin's contract ended at the end of 2012, but a source close to Palin told CNN that the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee turned down a recent offer to renew it.
Palin said the 2014 mid-term elections will be "imperative" and advocated for who she described as anti-establishment conservatives.
"It’s going to be like 2010, but this time around, we need to shake up the GOP machine that tries to orchestrate away too much of the will of constitutional conservatives who don’t give a hoot how they do it in D.C.," she said.
Palin was not specific about her long-term plans, saying "the door is wide open." The three-question interview was published by Stephen K. Bannon, who directed a documentary about Palin called, "The Undefeated."
The Republican National Committee gathered last week for its winter meeting, where several GOP leaders argued the party needed to make serious changes in messaging and outreach to become more inclusive. Last year's presidential election results show that President Barack Obama overwhelmingly won African Americans, Asians and Latinos.
Palin, however, said some in the party are being "skittish" because of the election results.
"They shouldn’t be. Conservatism didn’t lose. 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," she said, adding the election was “defined by a biased media plus millions of voters who sat it out in disgust.”
Asked for her reaction to the idea that she and the tea party no longer hold as much sway, Palin said the fight hasn't even begun.
"I was raised to never retreat and to pick battles wisely, and all in due season," she said. "When it comes to defending our republic, we haven’t begun to fight! But we delight in those who underestimate us."
- CNN’s Ashley Killough, Gregory Wallace and Peter Hamby contributed to this report.
Palin was not specific about her long-term plans, saying "the door is wide open."
Yes, the door is wide open. Please exit.
It sounds like Ms. Palin is channeling her inner John Paul Jones.
Flavor of the month went too sour even for Fox. Bu-Bye!
Continues to fade away as she should..Sarah who? Doesn't matter really. Goodbye.
Funny thing, the previous post about Hillary has dozens of comments. This posting about Palin has none, as they are all being "moderated".
I thought she was Ann Coulters older sister.
I really don't think anyone underestimates the pure stupidity of this woman and the group she wants to represent, I would truly hope that the grown ups in the republican party will soon take over and put their mentally disturbed cousins back in the padded room.
She got fired! Because of being so irrelevant.
She was FIRED!!! When your contract is cut from a million dollars to $50K they're telling you buh-bye! Don't let the door hit you in the ass and turn in your badge on the way out.
SHE WAS CANNED!
So even Fox got tired of her inane memorized nonsensical sound bites. Good riddance
She was sacked... canned... axed.... fired
Sarah is leaving Fox because she is irrelevant to any political ends for the Republican party. Her time at Fox proved that she has always been irrelevant to any intellegent political discourse. Maybe she should join the staff at The Onion. Then we can all enjoy her buffoonery without having to pretend that she's anything but comic relief...
Fox cut her salary from a million to peanuts; it was their way of saying... GET LOST
Values. She has no moral compass!
Will this woman EVER go away?
Why is this woman given an inch of air time?
Yeah, right. Go, Sara.
"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," she said....
Yet, whatever one might say about turnout, Romney actually had a better showing against Obama than did McCain/Palin 4 years ago. The Republican party must moderate, at least on certain issues, or it is doomed.
What a lightweight! You go girl! This attitude will ensure another Democratic victory in the 2014 elections!
THe less we hear from her the better. She has nothing intelligent to offer. Her background doesn't show enough experience, and her educational expierence doesn't show that she really understands.
McCain says, finally. Go away and stay away.
She'll host G. Becks show when hes on vacation.
More like the un-veted un elected, and the " Useless"!1
Blah blah blah etc. and so forth.
*sigh* She's as delusional as ever. Good to know some things will never change :)
This woman is certifiably insane.