Sarah Palin to address metro Detroit tea party event

Jul 10, 2012

Former governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin will be in Michigan this Saturday.

Organized by Americans for Prosperity-Michigan and the Willow Run Tea Party Caucus, the Patriots in the Park event will take place at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Belleville.

According to the event's website, Palin and at least seven other conservative speakers will focus on the economy and the reach of the government.

The event's site says,

With socialized health care, high gas prices, record debt, high unemployment, and a host of other issues, we’ve really got our work cut out for us.

The Detroit News reports:

Tea party leaders were overjoyed when they learned Palin accepted the invitation.

"I'm just elated," said Denise Magewick-Schlotz, co-administrator of the Willow Run Tea Party. "It should be a great event."

The event is free; parking is $5 and food and entertainment will be on hand, Magewick-Schlotz said.

The event is open to the public and will run from noon to 6 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund.

Since her unsuccessful vice presidential run, Palin continued to serve as governor of Alaska until she resigned in July 2009.  She wrote a No. 1 New York Times best-seller, Going Rogue, and went on a national book tour, after which she briefly considered a 2012 presidential bid. She also frequently speaks at events such as Saturday's Patriots in the Park.  -Elaine Ezekiel, Michigan Radio Newsroom