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Sarah Palin, Fox News end deal

Ex-VP candidate no longer a paid contributor for cable net

Sarah Palin has parted ways with Fox News, ending a paid-contributor gig that she launched with much fanfare after resigning as governor of Alaska in 2009.

Fox News confirmed her departure Friday, but it was unclear what the circumstances were. Real Clear Politics, citing an unnamed source, reported that Palin was offered a contract but turned it down.

A Fox News spokeswoman said she could provide only a statement from the network’s executive VP of programming, Bill Shine: “We have thoroughly enjoyed our association with Governor Palin. We wish her the best in her future endeavors.”

When Palin started on the network, she was considered a possible candidate for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. Fox News tried her out as a talkshow host, but those plans did not pan out.

There were some signs that the relationship between the network and Palin was lukewarm last year, when she went public on Facebook to express her apparent frustration that her appearances were being canceled on the night that John McCain, who selected her as his 2008 running mate, was to speak.

Robert Barnett, who has represented Palin in media deals, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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