Sarah Palin Advises Tea Partiers to Pick a Party, 'R' or 'D'
Following her well received appearance as the keynote speaker at the National Tea Party Convention held in Nashville, Tennessee, February 4 - 6, 2010, former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin addressed a group of Republican Party activists and those identified as Tea Party leaders in Arkansas on February 16, 2010.
Ms. Palin spoke of independent voters being an important part of the Tea Party movement, advising them it would be the "smart thing" to choose a party, 'R' or 'D', to be effective in the two Party system that exists in the United States.
Ms. Palin stated why she believed the Republican Party to be the best fit for those she advised to make a choice.
"Now the smart thing will be for independents who are such a part of this Tea Party movement to, I guess, kind of start picking a party," Palin said. "Which party reflects how that smaller, smarter government steps to be taken? Which party will best fit you? And then because the Tea Party movement is not a party, and we have a two-party system, they’re going to have to pick a party and run one or the other: ‘R’ or ‘D’."
Palin said that the Republican platform best meshed with the Tea Party’s creed. However, she mentioned that her husband Todd was not a registered Republican and that the party should be open to embracing independents.
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