Palin: 'Tea Party is the future'

Sept. 21, 2010 at 5:14 PM
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WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Conservative lightning rod Sarah Palin released a video Tuesday touting the Tea Party as the "future of politics" in America.

The former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee doesn't mention the GOP in the video produced by SarahPAC, her political action committee, ABC News reported.

"The Tea Party movement is not a top-down operation," Palin says in the U.S. flag-filled video that includes footage of her appearance at a Tea Party rally in Nevada. "It's a ground-up call to action that is forcing both parties to change the way that they're doing business and that's beautiful.

"This party that we call the Tea Party is the future of politics and I am proud to get to be here today."

The piece comes three months after her "Mamma Grizzlies" video in which she talked of "a whole stampede of pink elephants crossing the line in November."

"The soul of this movement is the people -- everyday Americans who grow our food and run our small businesses, and teach our kids, and fight our wars," she says. "They're folks in small towns and cities across this great nation who saw what was happening, and they got involved."

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