Former Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin was the keynote speaker at the first official Tea Party convention.
The convention is an attempt to organize the grass roots Tea Party movement into a force able to endorse and elect politicians who share their belief in less government and more input by citizens.
Interviewed on Fox New, Palin surprisingly criticized the Obama administration.
"He's telling everybody else, 'Listen up and I'll tell you the way it is,'" bristled the Thriller From Wasilla. "Well, we have a representative form of government. And we want him and we want Congress to listen to what the things are that we are saying."
Palin also went on to say that if elected President in 2012 she would be committed to keeping government small by quitting if a better opportunity came along.