In 2008, then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was the star of the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, as Arizona Sen. John McCain's running mate.
Four years later, she's not the vice president and no longer the governor of Alaska. She's not even a scheduled speaker at the 2012 Republican National Convention.
Well, at least she's still a regular commentator on Fox News. Tonight, she's planning to go on the cable "news" channel to highlight McCain's "positive contributions" to the country as he addresses the RNC.
But wait! Fox News now says it doesn't have time to put her on tonight, the very night that the 2012 vice presidential nominee, Paul Ryan, speaks to the RNC.
Now, mama grizzly is roaring with rage on Facebook:
"I’m sorry Fox cancelled all my scheduled interviews tonight because I sure wanted to take the opportunity on the air to highlight Senator John McCain’s positive contributions to America, to honor him, and to reflect on what a biased media unfairly put him through four years ago tonight. Granted, our honored and esteemed war hero has gone through much more than the liberal media can ever do to him in their efforts to harm this patriot. I look forward to hearing his words to his fellow Americans tonight more than any of the other convention speeches. God bless John McCain. Thank you for everything. And happy birthday, my friend."
“Our plans changed based on the fact that the RNC condensed the schedule of speeches from four nights to three,” said Bill Shine, executive vice president of programming for Fox News. "We look forward to having Governor Palin back as soon as we can.”
We do, too, Mr. Shine, we do, too.