TODAY | January 28, 2013
>>> sarah palin says the door is wide open when it comes to her long-term plans after parting ways from fox news. does the former vice presidential candidate already have her next move mapped out? kelly o'donnell takes a look at that for us.
>> good morning. sarah palin has people guessing this morning again. it's not about will she or won't she run for office, but what will she do next? after a breakup that seemed unlikely between the conservaticonservformer governor and her conservative home at fox. in the four years and five months since sarah palin jolted the political world , she konked out at an unusual space, at the corner of politics --
>> only dead fish go with the flow.
>> reporter: celebrity and pop culture .
>> the only poll i care about is the north pole and that is melting.
>> she's doing her home tls work.
>> reporter: even husband, todd, is on the current cover of "alaska" magazine, but her main gig is over.
>> she now wants to be more of an outsider. she wants to pose as someone different than fox.
>> fox says we have thoroughly enjoyed our association with governor palin and wish her the best. palin turned to the conservative website to hint at her future saying i know the country need morse truth telling in the media and i'm willing to do that. so, we shall see. while some tea party candidates palin championed won in 2012 , like senator ted cruise and fisher, many say palin and the tea party movement have lost interest. new gop stars are on the rise and more visible. on "meet the press," palin's successor as vp candidate paul ryan on his 2016 prospects.
>> i think it's just premature.
>> reporter: the republican party has its own job, trying to retool its brand and broaden its appeal. with a place for palin unclear.
>> sarah palin had so much star power , it's possible that she can be at least part of the conversation, if not a dominant figure in the republican party .
>> we know sarah palin has both loyal supporters and very vocal critics. sources close to her say fox did offer a contract. obviously they didn't come to terms and she does plan to stay part of the national conversation . with this move she says she's taking her own advice by, quote, jumping out of the comfort zone . savannah?
>> kelly o'donnell in washington, thank