Searchlight, Nevada, is a remote town with only about 700 people -- only really known for being the home town of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). But over the weekend it became the destination of choice for thousands of Tea Party activists, who descended on the town to protest Reid, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, President Obama, health care reform and the rest of the Democrats' agenda.
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The event was a kickoff for a national tour of the "Tea Party Express" bus, a project of the Our Country Deserves Better PAC. The organizers selected the hometown of the Senate Majority Leader to show off their opposition to the Dem agenda. Speakers included Andrew Breitbart, Joe "The Plumber" Wurzelbacher, talk radio host Mark Williams, and Saturday Night Live alumnus Victoria Jackson.
The star attraction, however, was Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican nominee for vice president and a huge favorite of conservative activists. Palin slammed Reid for "gambling away our future" -- a topical reference in a gambling-heavy state. "Someone needs to tell him, this is not a crapshoot," Palin added.