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Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin fixes her hair as she addresses the American Conservative Union's annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, February 11, 2012.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
After learning last week that Fox "News" has invited Sarah Palin to please stop talking crazy talk on its airwaves, today we learn, thanks to a study by the University of Minnesota's Smart Politics, that Fox paid an average of $15.85 per word for the 189,221 words she spewed on air as a paid contributor. Gee, Fox, hope you feel you got your money's worth!

But it's not that Fox decided Palin's word salad was not such a good investment after all. Oh no. Palin just wanted to reach a broader audience by taking her message from the wingnuttiest corners of the airwaves to the wingnuttiest corners of the interwebs:

In a three-question Q&A with the conservative news site Breitbart published Saturday, Palin explained her separation from Fox News as an attempt to broaden her audience. "We can't just preach to the choir; the message of liberty and true hope must be understood by a larger audience," Palin wrote.

Uh huh. Because Palin's been preaching to the old, white, keep-your-government-hands-off-my-Medicare choir—at the bargain price of $15 per word—she's going to take her fired ass to the much more diverse old, white, keep-your-keep-your-government-hands-off-my-Medicare and OMG THE PRESIDENT IS BLACK!!!!! choir instead because Benghazi, freedom, Obama, liberty, Israel, Reagan.

As hesitant as I've been to write the obituary for Palin's—and I use this term loosely—career, I think it may be time. Sorry, Sarah, but I believe we have, at long last, reached your 16th minute. Also.

Originally posted to Kaili Joy Gray on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 09:13 AM PST.

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