The former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate drew about 5,000 people Saturday night to the Oil Palace in Tyler.
Palin said Obama needs to "buck up" and should have been more aggressive in going after BP executives after the oil spill. She also said the U.S. must become independent of foreign oil by using its own resources.
Palin also chastised the president's handling of the federal health care overhaul. She had a friendly crowd in Texas, where every statewide office is held by a Republican.