Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin speaks at a Tea Party rally on Boston Common on April 14, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Tea Party Express is on a current tour through the United States ending tomorrow in Washington, D.C., on tax day.
Palin took aim at Democratic candidate Jerry Brown during a segment on the Fox Business Network. She said that she didn't believe Jerry Brown's campaign promise that he'd only raise taxes by ballot initiative.
"I guess I don't have enough grace to apply to Jerry Brown," Palin said. "Look what he did when he was governor."
Brown's camp quickly turned it into a fundraising opportunity, creating a 90-second web video juxtaposing Palin's claims with his actual accomplishments from his two terms as California governor in the late 70s/early 80s -- 1.9 million jobs created, $4 billion in tax cuts and a $5 billion rainy-day fund.
Palin's support helped Fiorina will the Republican primary -- which helped cement Palin's role as GOP kingmaker. She hasn't endorsed Meg Whitman, Brown's opponent, but this her early Brown-bashing suggests that might come down the line. The question remains, though, if her influence hold in the broader-based general election.