January 15th, 2010
08:46 AM ET
10 years ago

Palin: Fox gig doesn't close the door to 2012

(CNN) - Despite speculation from some political observers that Sarah Palin has ruled out a 2012 presidential bid in favor of a television career at Fox news, the former Alaska governor said all options still remain on the table.

Appearing Thursday night on Fox News - where Palin is now a formal contributor - Palin dismissed predictions her television deal means she has closed the door to a presidential bid:

"You know, I'm not going to close any doors for my future, for my family's future - don't know what's in the future, what it holds, but between now and whenever a big decision has to be made, I'm gonna do all that I can to help our country get back on the right track, and that's to get a message out there about solutions that I believe and a whole lot of Americans believe need to be plugged in," said the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee.

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soundoff (233 Responses)
  1. nancy

    Cnn! Enough about this dumb nutjob already. One more article about her and I'll never tune into CNN again! Also, do you know how you're embarrassing the U.S by reporting on S.P? She is the American version of Iran's Ahmadinejad and the rest of the Iranian government clowns. Please stop reporting about her.

    January 15, 2010 08:47 am at 8:47 am |
  2. Dignity Restored

    So, essentially, she's getting paid by Fox to promote her next Presidential campaign on TV. Anyone still want to argue with the White House that Fox is not just an arm of the republican party?

    January 15, 2010 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  3. Hugh Betcha

    So far, she has not looked presidential, or even intelligent, on Fox. The loonies on the right will soon be accusing Fox of being just like real media. I did enjoy Glenn Beck's humorous show with her. More shows like that, and look out Comedy Central.

    January 15, 2010 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  4. Failin' Palin

    When is this woman going to hire someone to teach her proper English? She is such a national embarrassment.

    January 15, 2010 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  5. Barbara Independent in NY

    If anything, the "Fox gig" has shown a spotlight on her complete lack of knowledge in very many areas. Articulating a coherent sentence is the least of her problems.

    January 15, 2010 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  6. andrewstl

    her ignorance and her lack of knowledge has closed the door. let her think what she wants even sensible repubs know she is a mess and cant run her house let alone the country. for those who are offended this should let you know if you think she is qaulified you too are as ignorant as she is

    January 15, 2010 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  7. Grandma Jo

    Please do the country a favor and DON'T run!

    January 15, 2010 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  8. J.C. - Independent 4 Public Option

    I am sorry to say this, but Sarah Palin has started to remind me of Lina Lamont in Singin' in the Rain. She tried really hard, but she didn't make it.
    I wish Palin and her family the best.

    January 15, 2010 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  9. Hugh Betcha

    How does Sarah help Alaskans by getting paid big bucks from Fox? She said she would help her state by quitting as governor.

    January 15, 2010 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  10. Matt

    Is it just me – or has anyone heard any actual "solutions" she (and for that matter – the GOP) has proposed?

    January 15, 2010 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  11. Hugh Betcha

    It could help Sarah if she were to take a remedial course in U.S. History and the Constitution, as she appears clueless. As for world history, that might be too much for her.

    January 15, 2010 08:56 am at 8:56 am |

    That means she will run – GREAT! – it means total ruin for the GOP!

    January 15, 2010 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  13. Paul from fl

    Ms. Palin, you should think about getting yourself back on the right track first

    January 15, 2010 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  14. Abe

    I think Palin should stay with Fox and not even think running in 2012. She has shown us how unworldly she is in world politics and the main stream American politics. I guess Senator McCain was not well informed about her that he put her in the spot light and now we cannot get rid of her. I do not like her political views number one she has none to start with and her criticism of the presidents agenda. She belongs with Fox news because she fits the norm. No offense.

    January 15, 2010 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  15. Dr. Mike

    As a independent leaning republican for now, I do not pay too much attention to liberal and conversative nuts. As a matter a fact because of these two extreme groups sometimes I wish we had more serious choices, but we got to work with what we have.
    To be quite honest she has been treated very badly by media, in most "civilized" and "democratic" country in the world. Great example we are setting for our kids on tolerance and respect of different opinions, that we so promote through the world.

    That said, she is not qualified to be POTUS, nor VP, she was not ready in 2009, she wont be in 2012, she will never be qualified, PERIOD.

    God Bless

    January 15, 2010 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  16. Edward

    Palin should move back to the tundra. Are we not all sick of the constant non-news she expelling. Please do us a major favor and shut up!

    January 15, 2010 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  17. Incredulous

    In other words, Sarah Palin might still be a quiter.

    Has she ever finished any job?

    January 15, 2010 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  18. MAngeline

    I take it the words are verbatim since they are in quotes. That said I have to say she still is the Queen speaking English poorly. Her sentences that just run on and on and on... Can you imagine a schoolchild being asked to diagram one of her sentences? You know the exercise where you pick out the subject and verb and their modifiers? Do they even do those exercises any more? Sara sure would have benefited in a class or to of how to diagram a sentence!

    January 15, 2010 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  19. LOL

    I hope palin does run in 2012. Then we can all sit back and laugh as she shows off what an id10t she is. I think our country has learned what happens when you elect a stupid president, do we really need to go for round 3 of GWB via palin?

    January 15, 2010 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  20. Dutch the Great

    You're not relevant now and you won't be in 2012. Although I hope you do get the nomination. Fox has set you up to make a complete fool out of yourself, which wasn't too hard to do to begin with.

    January 15, 2010 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  21. Mike

    Ms Palin:

    Please run for the presidential bid in 2012. We need you there on the ballot. Once your name is on the top, Obama is sure to get another 4 years.

    Please please please run and not let any other republican be nominated. We need ignorant people like you to ensure Obama gets 4 more years.

    January 15, 2010 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  22. Anonymous

    someone needs to close that door!

    January 15, 2010 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  23. AEK

    That was an amazingly long sentence! Wow! And who says she's not an articulate student of the English language? What did she say..."right track, plugged in"? Why is it that the CNN/Fox network is giving her so much ink? Oh, sorry, CNN isn't a part of Fox?

    January 15, 2010 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  24. Mr Joshua

    SAhe could not possibly do worse than Obama so why not?

    January 15, 2010 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  25. cecilia Lewis

    I really try to follow Ms Palin's steam of thought and words – but what the H does "solutions she believes and a whole lot of Americans need to be plugged in. "

    If the future of America depends on Ms Palin finding solutions then God Help Us All

    She looked lost and confused during her interview with Glen Beck – of course, it is a little difficult to follow Glen Beck – so we won't hold that against her –

    January 15, 2010 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
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