CNN Washington bureau chief Sam Feist said the network had "no expectations" that Sarah Palin, Wasilla, Alaska's most famous resident and Fox News contributor, would show up to vote in the Alaska caucus vote Tuesday night -- nevermind take questions for several minutes live on air.
"I can't say there was an expectation that Sarah Palin would be there," Feist told The Huffington Post. "We were there to cover the caucus and Sarah Palin showed up."
Palin made some news in her impromptu interview with CNN correspondent Paul Vercammen, saying "anything is possible" when asked about a 2016 run for the presidency. Palin also said she'd wouldn't "close any doors" if someone wanted to throw her hat in the ring at a brokered GOP convention this summer.
Feist chalked up the Palin interview to the fact that CNN deployed more reporters around the U.S. for this and past election nights. CNN sent just one reporter to Alaska and wisely positioned him in Wasilla.
While Feist wouldn’t comment on what Fox News executives might be thinking about seeing Palin on rival CNN during Super Tuesday coverage, he did gleefully point out the tweet from a seemingly perplexed Fox News host Greta Van Susteren: "Gov Palin on CNN?" Feist later retweeted Van Susteren, noting that Palin was indeed on CNN.
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