"A year later," Palin said, "I gotta ask the supporters of all that, 'How's that hopey, changey thing working out for ya?' " Ed Reinke/AP hide caption

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Hundreds of attendees paid $549 a ticket for the three-day National Tea Party convention in Nashville, Tenn. Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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