(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.
"I was raised to never retreat"... Ummm... except for that matter of quitting the governorship.
Time to take your meds Sarah.... you shouldn't stop taking them.
Yes, keep pushing the GOP to the extreme. That'll make for a sure win for Democrats.
Thank god she's gone...for the moment. she won't be able, for long, to stand not hearing her own voice and illogical thoughts.
The truth always comes out. There you have it right from the horses mouth. Palin says that working for Fox is preaching to the choir and that she wants to take her message to a wider audience. Fox audience gets told what they want hear.
STAY away get a education PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!
"I was raised to never retreat", says the woman who couldn't make it through a full term as governor.
Ok, it has been so nice to have some time without the name Palin showing up. Please refrain from any more articles or news about Palin and give us peace.
She is over. And the Republican party will soon be over if they don't heed the words of Bobby Jindal and others among them who have criticized them harshly.
Translation: "Fox wasn't going to pay me Jack."
thank god by the way she was fired :))
Please just dig yourself a hole and don't come out ! No one gives a rat's ass about your pea brain thoughts or opinions, even pitiful Fox.
Sarah, you have become irrelevant. Deal with it.
Nothing this woman says can be believed. About anything. She's pathological.
She really cakes on the makeup. I bet I could write my initials in her foundation material with my fingernail.
You are looking at John McCain legacy
2014 – Establishment conservatives vs Anti-establishment conservatives. This should be fun.
Palin is a certified NUT, She still want`s to be in the spotlight, She is irrevelant in politics, even the GOP doesn`t want her, she need`s to go away just like Allen West, another nut from so many in the RETHUGLICAN party.
I heard she would be writing for The Onion.
Sarah can put whatever spin she cares to on this, but Fox dumped her because her 15 minutes are up.
wow I can't wait to vote for an anti-establishment conservative!
Palin should give everybody a rest. Park her views permamnently as her insanity increases with her every move. No one cares!
Actually she was fired because she kept going off script, when Fox realized that she wasn't able to speak intelligently they started to script her words....notice she reads everything...even the questions. But she is stubborn and wanted to ask questions. I heard the interviews went so bad...with some of the guests stunned by her lack of awareness that the managers got tired of fighting her. They begged fox to cut her loose. Notice how Palin created a story that she wants all of America to hear her. Good luck with that. She's only doomed her career.
Wow. In before the Troll Horde of Palin Haters? Good interview over at Breitbart.
Nothing that this woman says is true. It is all self-serving whack-a-mania. Hopefully, now, she will fade into the mist of history, never to be seen or heard from again.