Saturday, August 20, 2011
Governor Palin's tea party speech in Iowa on September 3rd has been moved from Waukee to Indianola. The move is needed to accommodate the large crowd she will, no doubt, draw. Governor Palin has made it clear that she will announce her 2012 intentions very soon, September at the latest, and many people believe that September 3rd will be that date.
Sarah Palin’s Sept. 3rd event has been relocated from Waukee to Indianola in an area organizers say can better accommodate large crowds.
Palin is the keynote speaker at the Tea Party of America’s “Restoring America” event that is free and open to the public.
The event was originally scheduled at Hawkeye Antique Acres in Waukee. However, emergency officials and event organizers became concerned that an expected large crowd could clog interstate traffic and additionally be difficult for attendees to get around because of the sloping topography of some of the area.
The event is now scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the National Balloon Classic field, east of Indianola at Iowa Highway 92 and U.S. Highway 69. It is the previous site of the 2007 Harkin Steak Fry where then-presidential candidates Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton spoke to a crowd of more than 7,000 people.
There is speculation that Palin, a former governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, will announce if she plans to run for president in 2012.
“I don’t know if she’s going to announce or not,” said Charlie Gruschow, co-founder of Tea Party of America who is helping organize the event. “I have no idea. But whether or not she announces, we’re going to have a huge event.”
Parking at the event is $5 per vehicle and $40 per bus. People can reserve tickets now online at: www.TeaPartyofAmerica.org
The address of the event is 15335 Jewell St. in Indianola.