Former “Republican” vice presidential nominee and Tea Party diva Sarah Palin has launched her own news network.

‘Tired of media filters?” Palin asked in a tweet announcing her new venture. “Well, so am I.  So, let’s go rogue together and launch our own member-supported channel!  This will be OUR channel, for you and for me, and we’ll all get to call it like it is.”

The Sarah Palin Channel isn’t free though … members have to pay $99.95 a year to hear the former Fox News host and her supporters opine on the issues of the day.

Really?  A hundred bucks?  We don’t know about you, but you couldn’t pay us  $100 to listen to Palin bloviate.

She’s an occasionally effective critic of the administration of Barack Obama, sure, but so are dozens of other talking heads.  Palin had a chance (several chances, actually) to emerge as a substantive figure on the national political scene … and didn’t.