Wednesday, September 03, 2008

AIP update

You are going to here it as a common defense that Sarah Palin never actually joined the Alaskan Independence Party. But that's bogus. Like any small political party, not every supporter is a registered member, if only because they want to vote in primaries. At meetings of NYCs Working Families Party, at least half the people in the room are registered as Democrats, not Working Families. It doesn't mean that they aren't supporters.

Sarah Palin attended TWO conventions. Her husband was a REGISTERED member for eight years. And most of the other registered members assumed that she was one also.

She was clearly a fellow traveler and supporter of a political party whose founder - Joe Vogler - said things like this:

"I'm an Alaskan, not an American. I've got no use for America or her damned institutions."

"The fires of hell are frozen glaciers compared to my hatred for the American government. And I won't be buried under their damn flag. I'll be buried in Dawson. And when Alaska is an independent nation they can bring my bones home."

"And then you get mad. And you say, the hell with them. And you renounce allegiance, and you pledge your efforts, your effects, your honor, your life to Alaska."
Secession, that's pretty mainstream.

Imagine if Obama had been associated with a political party that said things like that.

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