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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  1. Mr. Man

    Ms Palin,

    You've got a FOX job. Enjoy the $$ and forget about getting elected. Let's see you for what you are– an entertainer that we can choose to turn off.

    January 15, 2010 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  2. Sarah

    Already one of Palins faithfull followers on the "View" said that she thinks this deal with Fox is not in her best interest if she plans to run in 2012, because everything she says will be played back against her.......she sounded very disappointed in her discissions.......and this is what will continue to happen the longer she stays on FOX she will be losing her credibility everytime she opens her mouth and she will continue to lose followers.......

    January 15, 2010 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  3. Paul

    Laughable. Why bother with this CNN?

    January 15, 2010 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  4. Jane

    LOL............You are the reason I couldn't consider voting for John McCain.

    January 15, 2010 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  5. Big John

    She's not qualified to run for supervisor of a restroom cleaning crew let alone POTUS and those who think she has anything other than her own best interest in mind have their heads in the sand. Her big decisions are how she can make money without doing anything. She's a quitter and an embarassment to women.

    January 15, 2010 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  6. jhoopy56

    Oh, goodie... SP is going to help "solve" things. The mind reels at the potential for breathtaking insight and innovation - from the geography and history mangling, ex-governor pol-tart. Gee, maybe if she just prays about it...

    January 15, 2010 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  7. Carmela, Longwood, Florida

    Yeah? Like what, Sarah; like "all of them" or "all of the above"? You still want to be President? Dream on!!

    January 15, 2010 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  8. texasgreenacres

    Sarah the only thing we want from you, is get in a boat raft or something that floats.Make sure it's in the ocean either one.Make sure there's a strong wind blowing out to sea. then some body please cut her loose! cut her loose! and let you blow away into the sun set a rid us of your stupid talking.YOU ARE A CERTIFIED IDIOT!

    January 15, 2010 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  9. Ellie

    YES it does. Palin isn't fooling anyone with this bogus statement. between NOW and 2010, she will have shot her chances to HELL by running her mouth off on FAUX News and everywhere else for that matters.

    You know that saying.... "give someone enough rope and they'll eventually hang themselves".


    January 15, 2010 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  10. A. Goodwin

    Oh please oh please oh please do run!!

    A sure win for us Democrats!! You WOULD be serving our country if you did...meaning, another wonderful 4 years with our awesome President Obama!!!

    January 15, 2010 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  11. Cyrus

    Can we close the door on you? You are a perfect fit for Fox Noise, full of propaganda, air-head commentators, pseudo-journalists, and outright liars. This should be your mother ship, no?

    January 15, 2010 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  12. am truth

    You know, watching politics in the US, I am thinking that the US deserves someone like Palin. Because they seem to not know what intelligence and honest good moral conduct is. Palin is such an example, she is lacking in any form of education, sound judgement, moral standing and proper behaviour.
    If Palin is the example of a "Born again Christian" – which she began her campaign on – well I will go to the otherside. She is a typical example of how wrong things are in America, where Idoits are revered and promoted as a success.

    No wonder President Obama is treatred the way he does by the American people, especially the "Old White Boys" in the GOP. They simply don't get it – WAKE UP AMERICA, YOU DESERVE FAR BETTER THAN PALIN.

    January 15, 2010 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  13. CMG

    FOX can have her. We don't want her. Let her flirt with O'Reilly, and leave the rest of alone.

    January 15, 2010 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  14. KMAN

    The door being open or closed makes absolutely no dofference since any half-way-rational-mind knows she is and never will be a viable candidate for any high office again ... she's simplly stupid and a quitter. Only the delusional believe she is anything more than a national joke.

    January 15, 2010 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  15. lulu

    "I don't know what's in the future.
    Or the past.
    All of them..."

    January 15, 2010 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  16. OsoMartinez, Albuquerque NM

    God please run and put a final nail in the GOP's coffin!!!

    January 15, 2010 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  17. Benjamin

    WHAT SOLUTIONS? Give us something here. Anything. She has no solutions. There is no substance there. Stop talking about spreading a "message" and coming up with solutions "solutions", and say something that actually means something tangible.

    January 15, 2010 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  18. Ron in California

    Sarah Palin keeps on giving it to the lefties...It drives them nut. Listening to Matthews and Olberman you'd think she was the anti-christ. I think that she probably is the most talked about person on left wing media. The funny part is these guys are making her rich by giving her all the free publicity. For example...I can barely remember the slate of candidates leading up to the nomination of both parties. But the Left won't let go of Palin...I wonder why?

    January 15, 2010 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  19. MJS

    What solutions? Palin hasn't actually said ANYTHING about any issue ever.

    January 15, 2010 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  20. JC up North

    I pray for the USA and the rest of the world that Palin never runs for any position that puts her close to that little red nuclear button.

    January 15, 2010 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  21. RAG

    Of course it does. What little bit of gravitas the silly little girl had is out the window. Not even a real news network, after all.

    January 15, 2010 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  22. Reny

    This moron will throw her hat in the ring and lose.

    January 15, 2010 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  23. Ranjit

    Sarah Palin is just making another gimmick to be in news. Come elections and we will be again seeing a series of funny comments coming from her.
    I guess its more suited for the TV rather than parliament

    January 15, 2010 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  24. Bill

    No one should "close the door" on Sarah Palin when they have to consider her egotistical political and financial ambitions.

    After all, the ultra-conservatives still back a woman who has an illegitimate grandchild with an unmarried daughter, will not stay home to tend to her own developmentally problematic child, will move to Washington or commute for Fox News, and who is going to be the keynote speaker for the liquor industry meeting in that "den of iniquity", Las Vegas.

    And the "conservative religious right" still supports this woman?
    You can't rule out anything when it come to Sarah Palin.

    January 15, 2010 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  25. Jon Malka

    Palin is an idiot.

    January 15, 2010 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
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