Tea Partiers Coming to Phoenix for First Ever National Policy Conference

Where better than Phoenix for droves of gun-loving conservatives from across the country to assemble for a conference.

The national "Tea Party Patriots" announced this morning that they've selected Phoenix for the group's first-ever national policy summit dubbed "Pathways to Liberty."

The conference is scheduled for February 25-27 -- the second anniversary of the group's founding.

According to the group, "The American Policy Summit will offer policy briefings and discussions
that will hit key Tea Party themes. They will be organized around the group's core values and its 'Five Pathways to Liberty': education, politics, judicial, economics and culture."

The group's national coordinator, Mark Meckler, claims "Tea Party Patriots values won the day in November, and we are now taking steps to make sure that these values are reflected in public

No speakers have been announced, but we're gonna go out on a limb and assume Sarah Palin will be involved in the conference.

"We have invited all 2012 presidential contenders and should be releasing a speakers list in the next few weeks. We'll keep you on the list for that," a spokesman for the group tells New Times when asked if Palin would be participating.

Click here for more info on the conference, and check back to New Times for a complete list of speakers as soon as it becomes available.