Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has urged the tea parties to take over the Republican Party.
Palin told Fox News host Sean Hannity that the grass-roots movement would be wise to pick a party because she said it is easier to reform one of the parties than it is to form a new machine and new process via a third party.
The former governor then declared "let's get in there and take ver one of the parties!" Politico reports
"Take over the Republican Party, tea partiers. Get them to see the light. They are seeing the light clearer and clearer every day. Get them to understand what built this country. Get back to the foundation of America," she said.
Palin has recently maneuvered herself into the role of unofficial leader of the movement, speaking to the first National Tea Party Convention in Nashville last month and championing the tea parties in interviews.
Palin was paid 100,000 dollars for her speech to the tea party convention. The former governor said the payment was donated back into the political movement, but she has yet to explain how or to whom the money was given.
Asked to define the tea party movement, Palin said: "It's pretty simple. It's a smaller, smarter government, not growing government to control more of our lives and our businesses and make decisions for us."
"It really is not as complicated as some in Washington, D.C., want to make it out to be," she added. (ANI)