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Sarah Palin's Nevada Tea Party speech: No time to retreat; 'It's a time to reload'

March 27, 2010 |  4:36 pm

Republican Sarah Palin greets thousands of fans at Nevada Tea Party rally 3-27-10

As she was in Nashville, Sarah Palin was the star speaker at this weekend's Tea Party rally in Nevada, in the hometown of Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. He's trailing in the polls to virtually any Republican these days. But it's a long time until the November election.

Fresh from two days of campaigning with old pal John McCain in Arizona,  the unemployed governor took direct aim at the nation's top three Democrats:

"We're sending a message to Washington. It's loud and it's clear, and in these upcoming elections we're saying that the big-government, big-debt, Obama-Pelosi-Reid spending spree is over. You're fired!" 

She also told the crowd estimated at about 8,000 that: "It's not a time to retreat. It's a time to reload." Then, as you'll see in the video below, Palin urged the media not to read any incitement into that other than re-dedication to the upset of the D.C. political establishment that's still celebrating the healthcare bill's first signing.

-- Andrew Malcolm

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Photo: Jae C. Hong / Associated Press