Tea Party darling Sarah Palin's recently launched video channel is not just a place where she can express her controversial conservative views: RadarOnline.com has learned that it’s an audition tape of sorts because the former Alaska governor is openly competing for a spot on The View!
"Sarah has been in talks with The View to become a part of the cast as the voice of the far right,” an insider revealed. "During talks, it was brought to Sarah's attention that mainstream Americans haven't heard from her in a while, despite her appearances on Fox News. Being very media savvy, Governor Palin decided to launch a video channel as a way to engage with more Americans, and prove to network executives that she can create buzz."
"The one sticking point in the talks is how much time she will have to spend in New York City and away from her native Alaska,” the source continued. "She has proposed that she work three weeks a month in NYC, and then go back to Alaska. During sweeps, she would of course not take time off."
Palin's paid subscription video channel costs $9.95 a month or $99.95 for a year. As expected, media pundits have heavily criticized the venture, which seems to be exactly what Palin hoped for.
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"The lame stream media continuing to hammer away at Sarah only helps her to get job!” the source said. "Whenever Sarah opens her mouth, it creates controversy, and that is exactly what ABC needs to get The View back on track."
"Whoopi Goldberg has given her seal of approval for the hire, but Rosie O'Donnell isn't sold on it,” the source continued. "She is concerned that Palin is just too controversial, and the show will become all about her."