Sarah Palin sucks post #258,947,164

Alright, I'm trying to find something other than crazy moose burger lady. It's difficult to ignore her when worse stuff comes out about her every 14 minutes. I will briefly interrupt my personal WTF was John McCain thinking marathon to say, Thank God that New Orleans wasn't hit nearly as hard as we thought it would. The fact that hurricane crashed and never got organized is a miracle.

Ok now back to my All Sarah Palin All the time coverage:

Sarah Palin was a member of the secessionist group Alaska Independence Party. As the post says
And while McCain's motto -- as seen in a new TV ad -- is "Country First," the AIP's motto is the exact opposite -- "Alaska First -- Alaska Always."
That's not all:
"We are a state's rights party," says Clark, a self-employed goldminer. The AIP has "a plank that challenges the legality of the Alaskan statehood vote as illegal and in violation of United Nations charter and international law."

It never came up in conversation," Clark recalls. "But when she joined the party, our platform was right under her nose."

Clark says that Palin left the party and became a Republican in 1996, when she first ran for mayor of Wasilla.

Was this because it was politically convenient and the only way she'd get elected? Is it because even Alaskans feel this group is off it's rocker? My only real example is the Vermont Second Republic group in that state. It's in one of the most progressive states in the country [the GOP is the third party there, behind the Progressives and the Democrats] and yet people consider them fringe folks. Also, the AIP and the Vermont Second Republic folks are partners. This link from the wonderful Green Mountain Daily exposes the partnerships and the kin the VSR folks felt towards Governor Palin. The money quote [in video format over there]
"Our current governor who I mentioned at the last conference, the one we were hoping would get elected, Sarah Palin, did get elected... and there was a lot of talk about her moving up. She was an AIP member before she got the job as mayor of a small town... but to get along, to go along, she eventually joined the Republican Party."
Yeah and as the ABC blog notes:
The AIP platform states that the purpose of the party is to "seek the complete repatriation of the public lands, held by the federal government, to the state and people of Alaska in conformance with Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17, of the federal constitution ... To prohibit all bureaucratic regulations and judicial rulings purporting to have the effect of law, except that which shall be approved by the elected legislature ... To support the privatization of government services ...”

Here's Governor Palin's recorded message to their convention in 2008:

So as posters at Kos Note:

And what does the AIP believe?

This takes on a whole new meaning:
“As for that VP talk all the time, I’ll tell you, I still can’t answer that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the VP does every day? I’m used to being very productive and working real hard in an administration. We want to make sure that that VP slot would be a fruitful type of position, especially for Alaskans and for the things that we’re trying to accomplish up here for the rest of the U.S., before I can even start addressing that question.”

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