After getting $16 per word at Fox, Palin decries 'preaching to the choir'

Sarah Palin says tea party Republicans "can't just preach to the choir," but she granted her first interview after parting ways with Fox News to Stephen K. Bannon, the guy who produced the relentlessly pro-Palin big-screen documentary "The Undefeated." She says her long-term plans are up in the air but short-term, she's focused on the midterm elections, she tells Bannon in a Q&A posted at She may be hoping to broaden her audience, but her message sounds the same as it did for the past three years at Fox News.

[2014 is] going to be like 2010, but this time around we need to shake up the GOP machine that tries to orchestrate away too much of the will of constitutional conservatives who don’t give a hoot how they do it in DC. DC is out of touch, obviously. Voices on the right like Mark Levin, Rush, and the writers here at Breitbart have come out strongly against the “go along to get along” politicians who wave the white flag before the battle even begins. We’re not going to be able to advance the cause of limited constitutional government unless we deal with these big government enablers on our side. And this all ties into the problem of crony capitalism and the permanent political class in the Beltway. We need to consistently take them on election after election – ever vigilant.

How much are Palin's words worth now? Nobody knows yet, but Smart Politics has determined each word Palin spoke on the air during her time at Fox earned her almost $16.


Palin discussed President Obama by name 786 times compared to just 41 mentions for her self-proclaimed favorite former president Ronald Reagan (as told to Gretchen Carlson) with 41 and Abraham Lincoln with three.

Religion was frequently peppered into Palin's commentary and the former governor uttered "Amen" 111 times across her 151 appearances.

She also mentioned "God" 57 times, Christians and Christianity 16 times, Moses three times, and Jesus once.



Read more at Smart Politics: The price of Palin