If you haven’t heard by now, Sarah Palin has joined the Fox News network as a commentator. This is a win/win for anyone who thinks she’s a dangerous ego-maniac. Palin gets a dedicated slot to go on television and whine about anybody who disagrees with her (and make herself look like even more foolish), and Fox News gets to make an even bigger joke out of their slogan, “fair and balanced”. At this point, shouldn’t Fox News be required to register as a political organization? Aren’t they taking point on a possible 2012 presidential bid by Sarah Palin? And doesn’t this make Fox News her campaign headquarters?
ABC News examined Palin’s performance;
The newest employee of Fox News channel made her debut Tuesday night on the network’s flagship show, “The O’Reilly Factor.”
“I’m grinning today, and I’m so appreciative of the opportunity to get to work with you and the team members here at Fox News to provide the fair and the balanced reporting and analysis voters in this country deserve,” Palin told host Bill O’Reilly.
The former GOP vice presidential candidate didn’t waste any time in attacking her detractors, and taking issue with what she said were “lies” about her. She fired back at critics of her performance as Sen. John McCain’s running mate in the 2008 presidential campaign and kept up her ongoing attacks on the Obama administration.
Palin’s critics sniped at her new role as consultant even before her appearance on air.
“Not since Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag has there been a couple so well suited for one another,” Hari Sevugan, the Democratic National Committee’s press secretary.
When O’Reilly asked Palin why, in his view, so many “pinheads” seemed threatened by her, she said, “Obviously, it’s not about me, it’s not about me, personally. They don’t like the message. They don’t like the commonsense conservative solution that I think that I represent and you articulate. They don’t like to hear it.”
Palin may have a strong fan base, as evident by the turnout for the book tour, but three recent polls show more Americans disapprove of her than approve of her, and a vast majority says she’s unqualified to be president.