Sarah Palin: Next Stop Fox?

Date: Friday, July 3, 2009 12:25 PM
Category: Allgov Blogs

Speculation about the reason behind Sarah Palin’s surprise resignation as governor of Alaska has centered on her national political ambitions, possible unrevealed legal problems and maybe yet another pregnancy. More likely, Fox News or another TV network has made her an offer she can’t refuse.

 
Why settle for being the governor of a state with a population the size of Columbus, Ohio, when you can have triple the audience with your own show on Fox News? And why settle for the paltry salary of a state executive when you can make millions on television? When you’re a politician and you want to spend $150,000 on clothes, you get in trouble, but spend the same amount on clothes as a talk show host and it’s a legitimate tax write-off.
 
Let’s face it, being a government official is a hassle. Say something stupid and half the country makes fun of you. Say something stupid on television and your ratings go up. Punish your personal enemies and you’re accused of ethical violations. Do you same in the world of TV and you fit right in.
 
Good luck, Sarah. We’ll see you in prime-time.

Latest News

Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service: Who Is Charles Rettig?

Trump's nomination of Rettig, a Beverly Hills tax attorney whose wealthy clients have included Michael Jackson and “Girls Gone Wild” creator Joe Francis, breaks a 20-year precedent of IRS leaders having backgrounds in business or management. A defender of Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns during an audit, Rettig also speculated that Trump “likely pays taxes at a lesser rate than many of us” and that he “may be worth far less than the approximately $10 billion he wants us to believe."   read more

U.S. Ambassador to Australia: Who Is Harry B. Harris Jr.?

Under Harris' watch at Guantánamo in 2006, three prisoners died while in custody. Harris declared the deaths to be suicides, but an investigation by Harper’s magazine cast considerable doubt on that verdict, suggesting the three were killed during torture/interrogation in a secret part of the base. In 2017, Harris took responsibility for a bewildering chain of events that left the mistaken impression that a U.S. aircraft carrier rushed to confront a belligerent North Korea, when it did not.   read more

Assistant Secretary for HUD Policy Development and Research: Who Is Seth Appleton?

A one-time intern at the Department of State and in the U.S. Senate while in college, Appleton eventually joined the staff of Rep. Sam Graves (R-Missouri) before joining Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer’s office as a legislative assistant in 2009. He had previously worked as Luetkemeyer’s policy director during his 2008 Congressional campaign. Appleton was promoted to be Luetkemeyer’s chief of staff in 2009. He remained with Luetkemeyer until leaving in August 2017 for HUD.   read more

Director of the United States Geological Survey: Who Is James Reilly?

An oil company geologist, Reilly turned his childhood dream of becoming an astronaut into reality. His first NASA mission was in 1998 when Endeavour visited the Russian space station. His 2001 space trip was more grueling; he flew aboard Atlantis and performed three spacewalks to help install an airlock on the International Space Station. In 2007 he took two spacewalks devoted to station construction . All told, Reilly spent more than 853 hours in space and performed 31 hours of spacewalks.   read more

Liberia’s Ambassador to the United States: Who Is Lois Brutus?

Brutus successfully advocated for a tougher rape law in Liberia. She also worked as child fighter coordinator at the UN observer mission in Liberia and in the Children Assistance Program as project coordinator for the USAID war affected youth program. Brutus is a founding member and former president of the Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia. The organization was established in 1994 to offer legal defense for vulnerable women and children who may have suffered extended violence.   read more
see more...