She is back. Pugnacious Republican Sarah Palin has made an appearance at the national convention of the “Tea Party” movement, which takes its name from the historic protest against British taxation, the Boston Tea party.
The former governor of Alaska and John McCain’s 2008 election running mate took careful aim at President Obama.
“America is ready for another revolution and you are at the heart of this,” she told the adoring audience.
“This is about the people and it’s bigger than any King or Queen of a tea party and it is a lot bigger than any charismatic guy with a teleprompter,” she said to laughter and applause.
The national convention brought together hundreds of activists from the “Tea Party” group, which hopes to make a splash in the 2010 congressional elections and beyond.
Palin’s speech raised the movement’s profile and gave her a national platform to appeal directly to reinvigorated Republicans determined to oust the Democrats.