Sarah Palin Responds To Fox's Roger Ailes' Claim She Had 'No Chance to Be President'

 @sara_dover on April 16 2012 9:33 AM
Sarah Palin Swipes At Fox Boss Roger Ailes' Claim She Had "No Chance to Be President"
Sarah Palin took a swipe at her Fox News boss Richard Ailes after he said the former vice presidential candidate had “no chance to be President.” Reuters

Sarah Palin took a swipe at her Fox News boss Roger Ailes after he said the former vice presidential candidate had no chance to be President.

Palin called the Fox chairman's comments interesting in an exclusive interview with conservative blog Breitbart.com.

I haven't heard all of his remarks, but I wonder if he is aware that the same thing was said about me when I ran for city council, mayor, and eventually governor, she said of the statement, which Ailes reportedly made at a University of North Carolina speech early last week.

Sarah Palin, a Fox News contributor, flirted with a presidential run in 2012, prompting speculation about White House ambitions by traveling across country for her One Nation tour.

After continually teasing about the decision in the news, she eventually told conservative radio host Mark Levin she was going to sit it out because really you are unshackled and you're able to be even more active on the sidelines.

Palin sounded like she believed she still had a chance at the presidency when telling Breitbart.com Ailes was wrong to doubt her. She recommended Ailes watch The Undefeated, a favorable documentary of the former vice presidential candidate about her life before politics, tenure as Alaska governor and run with Sen. John McCain, R.-Ariz., in 2008.

Palin On Road To The Presidency

No doubt many people who are told they can't do something will work that much harder, and they succeed, she said. Maybe you guys should send him a copy of Steve Bannon's 'The Undefeated.' The theme of Steve's film isn't about me, but about the idea of not letting others dictate one's path in life and never giving up when you're fighting for something precious like our exceptional nation and our children's futures. So, would you send a copy of 'The Undefeated' to him?

Ailes later attempted to clarify the comments he made in South Carolina to Mediaite, saying the quote had been taken out of context.

When I hired most of the Republican contributors, none of them had any immediate prospects of becoming President - I wasn't referring to any of their long-term prospects, including Governor Palin, he said. I hired all of them because they made for good television at the time. Sarah Palin is young and nobody can predict the future.

The Fox News executive had reportedly had harsh words for his employee in the past. A Republican source had told New York Magazine in 2011 Ailes believe Palin was an idiot and stupid but Fox News later denied Ailes thought that way.

In October, Ailes told the Associated Press he hired Palin because she was hot and got ratings.

(h/t Breitbart.com, Mediaite)

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