Just four years after Sarah Palin was summoned onto the stage of the Republican National Convention by the Norse god of mischief, the former Alaskan governor, has intimated that Fox News would rather that she not appear on television and grasp at relevance during the Republican National Convention. Bereft a more glamorous platform, Palin took to the social media outlet of the proletariat — Facebook — to let all those people who think it's just too late to disavow Palin because they'd look stupid in front of all their friends that she was "sorry" that Fox had cancelled all of her scheduled interviews for the next four nights. In a post that seems nostalgic for the good times back in the acid-trip campaign of '08, Palin wrote,

'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.

Are you crying yet? If you're not, try packing your nostrils full of horseradish and then re-reading Palin's post a few times until you feel just the slightest pinch of sympathy for someone who had absolutely no business being paraded onto the national political stage. Fox executive Bill Shine blamed Hurricane Isaac and a condensed programming change for the Palin cancellation, and insists that the network is really looking forward to installing Sarah Palin as a permanent television monument to stupid decisions the GOP has made in the last, oh, quarter century? We probably need to tip-toe back a little further...

Palin: 'Sorry' Fox cancelled interviews [CBS News]