04/14/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Arianna Weighs In On The Tension Between Palin And The Tea Party (VIDEO)

Arianna appeared on "Countdown With Keith Olbermann" Friday evening to talk about tension between Sarah Palin and the Tea Party movement.

Tea Party leader Dale Robertson recently called Palin a "duck out of water among true Conservative Constitutionalists" and warned his visitors to to beware of "deceivers" and "usurpers" seeking to appropriate the group's ideals for political gain.

Arianna argued that two things that dealt a blow to Palin's image of authenticity: her double standard regarding the word "retard," and her $100,000 speaking Tea Party speaking fee.

Arianna observed that while the Tea Party clearly lacks cohesiveness, it is based on very real anger that both political parties ignore at their peril.


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