Jan 26, 2013 No Comments ›› Dinah Tellya
Excerpted from The Hill: Sarah Palin may be gone from Fox News, but the former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate says she isn’t leaving the spotlight.
Palin shared her post-Fox plans in a Q&A with Breitbart one day after Fox News confirmed it had parted ways with Palin.
In the Q&A, Palin said her door was “wide open,” and that she was freed up to “share more broadly the message of the beauty of freedom and the imperative of defending our republic and restoring this most exceptional nation.”
“We can’t just preach to the choir; the message of liberty and true hope must be understood by a larger audience,” Palin wrote. “As far as long-term plans, the door is wide open. I know the country needs more truth-telling in the media, and I’m willing to do that. So, we shall see.”
Palin said she was looking to the 2014 elections as a repeat of 2010, when she helped several conservatives win in GOP primaries — sometimes to the chagrin of the party.
“It’s going to be like 2010, but this time around we need to shake up the GOP machine that tries to orchestrate away too much of the will of constitutional conservatives who don’t give a hoot how they do it in D.C.,” Palin said.
The 2008 vice presidential pick of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) also weighed in on the 2012 elections, arguing that “conservatism didn’t’ lose” when President Obama was reelected.
“The problem is that some on the right are now skittish because of the lost 2012 election. They shouldn’t be,” Palin said. “Conservatism didn’t lose. A moderate Republican candidate lost after he was perceived to alienate working-class Reagan Democrat and Independent voters who didn’t turn out for him as much as they did for the McCain/Palin ticket in 2008.”
Asked whether the tea party and she were “dead and buried,” Palin said: “I was raised to never retreat and to pick battles wisely, and all in due season. When it comes to defending our republic, we haven’t begun to fight! But we delight in those who underestimate us.”