In an op-ed for USA Today that makes the arguments that Tea Party Convention organizers want out there — while broadcasting that the event has become a near-farce — Sarah Palin sticks up for the event.
The nature of the Tea Party movement means there may never be a “perfectly orchestrated” event: Democracy in action doesn’t come with a manual. But we must not get caught up in the politics or the controversies that some hope will distract from the heart of the movement. The focus must remain on our ideas and beliefs, and on supporting those ideas and beliefs however we can.
Palin also makes some news, announcing a speech at the kickoff of Tea Party Express III — in Sen. Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) hometown — and at an April Tea Party event in Boston.