During the weekend, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin delivered the keynote address to the attendees of the Tea Party movement’s first-ever national convention Feb. 6, saying that the Obama administration’s policies were causing America to "drown in debt."
Speaking in Nashville, Palin said that the government’s outsize spending—in particular its massive $3.8 trillion budget for fiscal year 2011—will place undue burden on the shoulders of future generations.
Palin also criticized Obama’s foreign policy, dismissing it as too conciliatory and failing to "distinguish America’s friends from her enemies" as well as face up to the "true nature" of the threats to national security.
In concluding her speech, the former Alaska governor affirmed her support for the Tea Party movement, stating that "America is ready for another revolution and you are part of this." However, she reportedly dismissed the idea of becoming its leader as it was not "a top-down operation."
Finally, a day after the speech, Palin, who is a new Fox News commentator, revealed on the air that she was receiving daily policy briefings from advisers, and hinted she might run for president in 2012.