Gov. Sarah Palin appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Tuesday, delivering a round of stand-up comedy while praising the Tea Party and Fox News Channel.

She called the Tea Party, "A beautiful movement."

Leno's audience delivered several rounds of applause, notably when Palin spoke about tax cuts.

Notes The Huffington Post:

Leno asked Palin what she thinks about joining the media by becoming a Fox News analyst. Palin told Leno that she's there to build trust in the media. "I think that the mainstream media is quite broken and I think that there needs to be the fairness, the balance in there. That's why I joined Fox." Leno laughed.

When asked about the "beautiful" Tea Party movement, Palin described it as a group of "many, many independent people, not excessively partisan, not one side or another." Palin acknowledged that if the movement were to become a political party that it would probably hurt Republicans.

As part of her standup routine, Palin told Leno's audience she planned to speak at a gun-rights convention: "Be there or else," she warned them.

This video is from NBC's The Tonight Show, broadcast March 2, 2010.

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