I guess politically motivated people would rather use her than support her. What a horrible response ... telling people to pick a party ... Palin: Tea Partiers "Have to Pick a Party" - CBS News There were many EMPTY SEATS at the 18,000 capacity venue in Arkansas. The upper balcony seating had a black curtain hiding it and 1/2 the lower seats were filled. Arkansas GOP tried to sell $20 tickets at the last minute. This is where the democrats would have succeeded ... you bus in the AARP'ers for these things and they come free and get coffee and donuts.