Responding to the news that former Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin will return to Fox News as a contributor beginning next week, On the Record host Greta Van Susteren told POLITICO that she is “delighted” and knows the news will provide fodder for Palin’s “obsessed” critics.
In an emailed comment to the D.C. news outlet, Van Susteren reportedly wrote: “I am delighted to have her back at Fox. She has a big impact (check out the number of Facebook followers! 3.5 million!) and should be part of the national debate.”
She continued: “It is free promo for Fox since it will drive her TV critics crazy! They are obsessed with her!”
As we reported earlier this afternoon, Palin will rejoin Fox News next Monday, ending what can now be seen as a nearly five-month hiatus from her contributorship with the network. Her first tenure as a contributor began in 2009, after resigning from her gubernatorial job, and ended in January 2013 with both sides claiming an amicable split.
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