It’s like Christmas! Sarah Palin gets a Fox contract

Holy Toledo Batman, Robin, and Poison Ivy, she’s coming to TV:

Former Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska has signed on as a contributor to the Fox News Channel.

The network confirmed that Ms. Palin will appear on the network’s programming on a regular basis as part of a multi-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Ms. Palin will not have her own regular program, one person familiar with the deal said, though she will host an occasional series that will run on the network from time to time. This person would not elaborate, but the network does have a precedent for such a series. Oliver L. North is the host of an occasionally running documentary series on the military called “War Stories.” [NYT]

There’s so much to love here, beyond the comparison of Palin and Ollie North. Sarah Palin on TV! Good gravy, I hope it’s live. I hope Todd is a part of it. I hope it’s like Dateline only gorier.

Is there any way that this won’t be a train wreck? I mean — you could look at this as a major television network offering a woman who seems to struggle with the truth and words and making sense a gigantic platform from which to misinform people. That, however, would be discounting the value of the awesome entertainment I’ll be getting from just the reporting about this show. Bear hunts? Helicopter liberal shooting parties? Household tips? The possibilities are endless. If it doesn’t fly on Fox, maybe she could replace Jay Leno. I’d laugh.

I assume the show will be called, “If Ya Can’t Beat ‘Em,” and I am willing to bet money — if I had it, that’d be a more meaningful bet — that this will be the funniest thing since Laser Cats, and just about as likely to cause national doom and terror.

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