Judson Phillips, President, Tea Party Nation said on Sarah Palin Radio that the Republican Party should thank Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin for their success in 2010 brought about by her and the Tea Party by giving her the keynote speaking slot at the RNC Convention in Tampa. He said nobody “has been as associated with the Tea Party as Sarah Palin.” Phillips hosted the first national Tea Party convention and Gov. Palin was the keynote speaker.
Mark America, Mr. L, Stacy Drake, and other prominent Palinistas have all weighed in on the speaking arrangements subject. Another possibility to consider is that Gov. Palin could cover the convention in her capacity as a Fox News contributor. If she were to act in her Fox News capacity at the convention, that would preclude her from being part of the proceedings. As this story goes to press, Gov. Palin has not been invited to speak in any capacity at the RNC, and no information is available on what role she’ll play during the convention, Fox News or otherwise.
Complete Audio Transcript of Interview with Judson Phillips, President, Tea Party Nation