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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Sarah Palin and the Alaska Independence Party. Palin addresses AIP convention

This apparently was filmed in January 2008. Although Sarah Palin is the VP candidate, many say Obama needs more "vetting" than she. I disagree - when she is just a "heartbeat" away from the Presidency, she definitely needs the scrutiny.

This taped speech was for the annual convention of the Alaska Independence Party (AIP)just this past January. The founder of the AIP (Joe Vogler) said he will resort to violence to get his way - which is separation from the USA. (Joe Vogler is now deceased). By the way, Sarah Palin had given a speech (in person) in 2007.

Just some facts and quotes:

  • Todd Palin was a card carrying member for 7 years in AIP. Sara was also a member for a couple of years in the 90's.
  • "Alaska First" is their motto - how does that coincide with "Country First?"
  • (from video) "We have great promise to be a self-sufficient state" & "I share your party's vision", also "Keep up the good work." GO SARAH

According to Dexter Clark, vice chairperson of AIP, made the following comments at this national convention in 2008.

  • "But the basic argument of the AIP has always been, the number one plank in our platform, is the question of our vote to become a state."
  • "Our current governor, we mentioned at the last conference, the one we were hoping would get elected, Sarah Palin, did get elected. There's a joke, she's a pretty good looking gal, there's a joke goes around we're the coldest state with the hottest governor. And there was a lot of talk about her moving up. She was an AIP member before she got the job as a mayor of a small town - that was a non-partisan job. But you get along to go along - she eventually joined the Republican party, where she had all kinds of problems with their ethics, and well I won't go into that. She also had about an 80% approval rating, and is pretty well sympathetic to her former membership."

Now, the only thing I will say - this group (AIP) apparently is under the belief that Palin is a "good" thing for their movement and to date have not said otherwise. I have serious issues with this group and Palin's connections.

When Alaska became a state - the military had over 40,000 military based their and that entailed a lot of positive votes for statehood - and according to the "natives" their votes were basically disenfranchised. But nevertheless, has Alaska fared less than if they were not brought under our flag? I don't think so.

1 comment:

kenju said...

As I've said before, she scares me to death.