Sarah Palin seems to be on the outs with Fox. Even though she has a lucrative contract with the media giant, her scheduled appearance for Wednesday night was cancelled. She did appear briefly on Monday and Tuesday to discuss the Republican National Convention, because you can’t have a circus without Madam Barnum herself, but Wednesday was the night of vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s speech, a speech Palin herself delivered four years ago.
Maybe it’s because she’s having trouble letting go of the past? John McCain, her 2008 running mate, also spoke Wednesday night, and Sarah seemed quite eager to praise him. In this passive-aggressive Facebook post, Sarah announces her cancellation, perhaps foreshadowing Fox’s reasoning behind it:
I’m sorry Fox cancelled all my scheduled interviews tonight because I sure wanted to take the opportunity on the air to highlight Senator John McCain’s positive contributions to America, to honor him, and to reflect on what a biased media unfairly put him through four years ago tonight. Granted, our honored and esteemed war hero has gone through much more than the liberal media can ever do to him in their efforts to harm this patriot. I look forward to hearing his words to his fellow Americans tonight more than any of the other convention speeches. God bless John McCain. Thank you for everything. And happy birthday, my friend.
Maybe she forgot that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan were part of the convention as well, she does forget to mention them. Maybe Fox didn’t want to remind their
Republican overlords loyal viewers, how charisma challenged their 2012 ticket really is. Or maybe, just maybe, the idea of putting Sarah Palin on the air live, during this event was just too risky a proposition. You never know when she’s going to go off-script.
Just ask John McCain.