Will Sarah Palin Stop by Celebrations Near First Tea Party Site?

Jun 1, 2011 11:39am

ABC News' Sarah Parnass reports:

Sarah Palin's unconventional bus tour swept up the East Coast yesterday, and included a visit to the Liberty Bell and a cameo by Donald Trump. Today, her tour of historic American spots continued with a family visit to Lady Liberty. Next stop in the tour: Boston, home of the historic tea party that give the small-government political movement its name.

It is not exactly clear where Palin will go in Boston, but it seems logical that someone who identifies closely with the Tea Party could find themselves staring out across Boston Harbor, where colonists dumped tea to protest taxation without representation.

The harbor could get crowded if Palin pulls up at 11 a.m. tomorrow morning. It is probably mere coincidence that tomorrow in the capital of the Bay State, Democratic Governor Deval Patrick, Mayor Thomas Menino and Victoria Reggie Kennedy, wife of late Senator Edward Kennedy, are scheduled to speak at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, and all of the state’s Democrat-dominated Congressional delegation is invited.

The Islands Pavilion is located near Boston tourist hot spot Fanueil Hall, and Boston National Park Service Public Affairs Officer Sean Hennessey expects the event to draw quite a crowd. Though he had not heard from the Palin camp this morning, he said the service would prepare guided tours with a uniformed National Ranger, if Palin were to stop by.

The actual site of the original Boston Tea Party has been the topic of some debate. The Boston Tea Party Museum is scheduled to open a year from now at one of the suspected spots, Griffin's Wharf, about half a mile from tomorrow's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

ABC News' Z. Byron Wolf contributed to this report.

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