“It’s my understanding that Gov. Palin was offered a contract by FOX, and she decided not to renew the arrangement,” the source close to Palin told RCP. “She remains focused on broadening her message of common-sense conservatism across the country and will be expanding her voice in the national discussion.” [Real Clear Politics]

PERHAPS Mrs. Palin is finally retreating in order to regroup. For what purpose it’s hard to say, but that’s what her fans want to believe.

Second, even third acts, are what America is all about. Sarah Palin’s just never shown she’s got the grit for the work that would require.

For a woman who rose so high in 2008, becoming the first female on the Republican Party presidential ticket, she was completely ignored by the Republican establishment during the 2012 election cycle, even after being a major force in the the 2010 midterms.

It was a colossal political collapse of the rise Palin enjoyed so briefly before she fell flat on her face.

The acclaim of HBO’s “Game Change” wiped out whatever brand Palin had left.

Sarah Palin’s national moment has passed. The Republican Party has moved on.

As for her fans, they will never let go.

It was unclear whether the parting was Ms. Palin’s choice, but several people described it as amicable. Bill Shine, an executive vice president at Fox, said in a statement, “We have thoroughly enjoyed our association with Governor Palin. We wish her the best in her future endeavors.” [Brian Stelter, New York Times]