Sarah Palin makes unscheduled stop at Arizona tea party rally

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

PHOENIX – Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin made an unscheduled stop in Arizona Friday to a tea party rally to boost support for the growing movement.

It seemed no one could tap into the emotions of tea party supporters like the former Alaska governor. She asked the crowd, “Let me just ask you first, Arizona, don’t you just love your freedom, aren’t you proud to be American?”

Some, albeit few in number, went just to hear and see what the tea party movement is all about.

Bill Fischer says he believes his frustration is bi-partisan. “It’s the whole status quo we had a republican congress and they spent money, maybe not quite as bad as Obama but I wouldn’t even call them drunken sailors because drunken sailors run out of money eventually and go back defending their country.”

About 1,000 people attended the rally on the state capitol mall to vent their frustrations with applause, their voices and their signs.