Fox News: No change in Palin status
May 26th, 2011
04:19 PM ET
12 years ago

Fox News: No change in Palin status

Washington (CNN) – Fox News Channel said Thursday that Sarah Palin will remain on air as a paid contributor, despite renewed speculation over whether she will run for president.

Palin's political action committee announced she was launching a week-long bus tour Memorial Day weekend, beginning in Washington and heading to sites of historical significance on the East Coast.

The return to public appearances comes as she prepares to debut a flattering movie about her career next month in Iowa, and reports said she was buying a house in Arizona.

Asked by CNN if there was any change in Palin's role or if there was discussion of a deadline for a decision by Palin, Fox News Executive Vice President of Programming Bill Shine said in a statement, "We are not changing Sarah Palin's status."

Fox News had forced other contributors to make decisions about their presidential aspirations. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum were suspended and had their contracts terminated in May. And after questions over whether he might make another run, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckaee announced on May 14 he would skip the presidential race and remain host of his Fox show, "Huckabee."

Unlike Gingrich and Santorum, Palin has not set up any kind of potential campaign infrastructure or taken steps towards a potential candidacy in early states at this point.

Filed under: 2012 • Sarah Palin
soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. simple and complicated

    run sarah run.....I bet your movie is self-gratifiying – I'll pass on that and on paying attention to your bus tour.

    May 26, 2011 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  2. a guy

    ha a movie about sarah palin's career. please tell me thats a joke. it'd be the shortest movie ever.

    May 26, 2011 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  3. Sarah Palin Loses a Debate with a Chicken

    Sarah Palin: Stupid, no change of status

    May 26, 2011 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  4. D-Nice

    Sarah must have some bills to pay. She's playing her supporters like a cheap fiddle.

    May 26, 2011 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
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