Walters has retired from the show she created and Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd left, leaving a three-woman void in the show's off-season (our picks for replacements are here). Recently it was rumored Monica Lewinsky could be in the running to fill a chair, and now Sarah Palin has thrown her name out there as a possibility.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter promoting her show Amazing America with Sarah Palin, the former Vice Presidential nominee was asked if she had any interest in joining a political talk show. She replied, "Maybe. But the politics would have to be interspersed with a whole lot of fun and real life and inspiration showcasing American work ethic, because those topics are all pretty much the antithesis of today's politics, which I find incorrigibly disastrous!"
Palin then went right into selling herself for The View as she said, "It'd be so much fun to shake it up taking on issues that make audiences objectively consider all sides, and I'd do it with my own real-life groundedness, candor and commonsense that I'm known for. Media needs that today, versus the condescension that oozes from TV and radio. 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."
Palin certainly seems willing to join the show – whether she could come to a deal with Walters if an offer came across her table is another thing entirely.
Walters has previously said publicly she was looking for a conservative viewpoint ever since Elisabeth Hasselbeck left the show to join FOX News.