Those who can, do, and those who can’t … become pundits? Although she has disparaged the media many times in recent memory, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is joining the Murdochian empire at Fox News as a contributor and commentator, according to The Washington Post’s Howard Kurtz.

Perhaps the slogan here should be: If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. This latest addition to Palin’s repertoire of party tricks might seem like a step down or a tacit admission of defeat at the political game, but Kurtz, for his part, doesn’t seem to think so. Regardless, we’re just glad that “The Daily Show” will be around for Palin’s Fox debut. –KA

The Washington Post:

Palin, who resigned as governor of Alaska last summer, will appear as a commentator on various Fox shows. She will also host an occasional program that will examine inspirational tales involving ordinary Americans.

Palin will join Mike Huckabee as a Fox contributor who was also involved in the 2008 campaign. The exposure can only help Palin if she decides to pursue a 2012 presidential bid.

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