Palin, Bachmann Rev Up Tea Partiers

Movement is "growin' and steamin,'" says Palin
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 7, 2010 5:28 PM CDT
Palin, Bachmann Rev Up Tea Partiers
Sarah Palin, left, waves to the crowd after a campaign appearance for Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., in Minneapolis.   (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

A political dream team—for the tea party set, anyway—of Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann wowed the faithful today during a joint appearance in Minneapolis. "The tea party is growin' and steamin,'" declared Palin, who showed up to give Bachmann a boost in her campaign for re-election to Congress. She spent much of her speech lauding Bachmann for standing up to the trio of "Obama, Pelosi, and Reid."

"Let me ask you, Minnesota, do you love your freedom?" Palin asked the crowd described as "rapturous" by the Star Tribune. "Voting for Michele ... is the belief that the government that governs least governs best." Bachmann returned the favor: "She is so one of us," she told the crowd of Palin, notes CBS. (More Sarah Palin stories.)

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