Sarah Palin’s reality show Amazing America just got picked up for a second season by the Sportsman Channel and to mark the occasion, the former Republican governor and vice presidential candidate spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the show’s first season and her future ambitions, including a possible spot on ABC’s The View.
With Barbara Walters’ semi-retirement underway and the pending departures of Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy, The View is actively looking for new co-hosts. And as Palin revealed in Monday’s interview, she’s actively interested.
All reporter Marisa Guthrie had to do was ask Palin if she was generally interested in hosting a political talk show and she quickly opened up about her apparent desire to join the ABC daytime show. Palin said:
“I hear everyone recently got canned from The View, maybe a show like that needs a punch of reality and a voice of reason from America’s heartland to knock some humble sense into their scripts. You know, someone willing to go rogue.”
Back in June 2013, the conservative Breitbart News reported the “exclusive” that Palin had been offered a guest-hosting gig on The View during Walters’ final months, but Palin turned them down due to scheduling conflicts.
Less than a month later, Walters ended up defending Bill Maher’s use of the word “retarded” to describe Palin’s son Trig. “Do I think it was unfortunate that he did it?” she asked. “Yes I do. Do I think that he realized what it was? No, I don’t think he intended it be mean-spirited.”
Read the full interview at hollywoodreporter.com.
Watch video below, via ABC:
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