By Judy Kurtz
Sarah Palin is hinting that she’s open to a talk show gig, and says ABC’s “The View” could use a co-host “willing to go rogue.”
Asked by The Hollywood Reporter if she has any interest in doing a political talk show, the former GOP vice presidential candidate said, “maybe,” in an email interview published Monday.
Palin — who hosts an outdoors show, “Amazing America,” on the Sportsman Channel — also mentions the recent shake-up on the female-hosted show “The View.” Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd were reportedly given the axe last month on the program created by veteran journalist Barbara Walters.
The ex-Alaska governor suggests she might be the right woman to fill the void: “I hear everyone recently got canned from ‘The View,’ maybe a show like that needs a punch of reality and a voice of reason from America's heartland to knock some humble sense into their scripts. You know, someone willing to go rogue.”
Palin previously co-hosted NBC's "Today" show in 2012. She also serves as a Fox News Channel contributor and starred in a now-defunct TLC reality show, "Sarah Palin's Alaska," in 2010.
Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) former running mate, 50, also talks politics in the Hollywood Reporter interview. She says she’s read a passage from Hillary Clinton’s new book, Hard Choices, because an attorney sent the snippet her way.
“Hillary wrote about the 2008 campaign when the Obama camp asked her to basically engage in their familiar ‘politics of personal destruction’ just hours after I was announced as the GOP's first female VP candidate," says Palin.
“They couldn't attack my record as an executive, a Mayor, a Governor, an energy resources commissioner, nor a wife and mother, so ratcheting it all down she surmised the attacks would be based on gender! How passé,” she continues.
Palin says she appreciates Clinton’s “boldness” in detailing the “behind-the-scenes campaign tactic of Obama’s.”
She adds during the entire White House campaign, she was blasted with an “immature shot across the bow from the Liberal Left.”
“Don’t retreat from such a shot. Just reload like I’ve been blessed to have the opportunity to do,” Palin says.