Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Terror, Treason, Insurgency - Palin's Alaska Independence Party has it all

Sarah Palin's audacity and hypocrisy is epic and awe inspiring. She's been gallivanting around the campaign trail the last few days trying to tie Barack Obama to domestic terrorists; meanwhile, her hubby was hob-nobbing with them for seven years.

Todd Palin's former politcal party, The Alaska Independence Party (AIP), was founded for the sole purpose of seceding from the union. Todd Palin, a member from 1995-2002 (according to the Division of Elections in Alaska), no doubt was aware of that - and so was Sarah.

Governor Palin actually praised the AIP in a speech earlier this year saying, "Keep up the good work and God bless you." She received praise in return from the leader of AIP who implied (wink, wink) she was their candidate for governor and she won because she "called herself a Republican". Watch it here:

The AIP was founded by a fanatic named Joe Vogler who built the party's membership to 20,000. Vogler had many memorable rants against the U.S. government, including an appearance in 1993 before the United Nations where he denounced United States "tyranny" and demanded Alaska's freedom. Vogler had persuaded the government of Iran to sponsor his anti-American diatribe. That's right, the same Iran who took American hostages, arms Iraqi insurgents and boosts about obliterating Israel. Yes, that Iran.

Vogler's other maniacal rants include:

"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."

Kind of like saying "God damn America" (a la Rev. Wright), isn't it...

Along with a fanatic zeal for independence, the AIP also advocates increased Alaskan control of Alaskan land, gun rights, privitazation, home schooling, and reduction of governmental intrusion in the private lives of its citizens. All in all, this group sounds like it promotes treason (treachery to one's country or its government), terror (consorting with the Iranian government, state sponsors of terrorism), and insurgency (rebellion within a group, as by members against leaders).

The next time Palin seeks to tie Obama to terrorists, she better come up with a good reason why her husband belonged to a political party that promoted insurrection against the U.S. government.


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