Christine O'Donnell to speak at Saturday's Iowa tea-party rally before Palin

The emcee for the Tea Party of America’s “Restoring America” event, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, will be Des Moines radio talk show host Simon Conway of WHO.

Other speakers will include Sioux City radio host Sam Clovis of KSCJ, Iowa tea party chairman Ryan Rhodes, Tony Katz of Pajamas Media and Los Angeles-based comedian Eric Golub,said organizer Charlie Gruschow, an Iowa tea party activist.

Last to take the microphone will be Palin, a former governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate. There was speculation that Palin would use the event to reveal whether she plans to run for president in 2012 – speculation that Palin’s inner circle quickly shot down.