Sunday, October 05, 2008

Palin's Glass House

So Sarah Palin is defending her comments, implying that Barack Obama is sympathetic to terrorists. (Palin defends terrorist comment against Obama)

Well, gee golly whiz, Okay Sarah. If you want to go down the guilt by association road, then giddyup.

Let's talk about the Sarah Palin secessionist/terrorist/Iranian connection.

There were rapid, rabid denials from Bush/Cheney McCain campaign operatives when Sarah Palin was identified as a former member of the Alaska Independence Party (AIP). But as much as they'd like to cover-up the truth, the connection is there. Sarah's first-dude Todd was a register member of the Alaska Independence Party and as Governor, Sarah gave an extremely sympathetic little speech to open the AIP convention. has the inside scope on AIP's view of Sarah Palin:

"I've admired Sarah from the first time I met her at the 2006 (AIP) convention," which Palin also addressed, says Clark (Lynette Clark, chairwoman of the Alaskan Independence Party). "She impressed me so much. She's Alaskan to the bone; she's a damn good gal.

"As I was listening to her, I thought she sounds like what we've been saying for years. I thought to myself, 'My God, she sounds just like Joe Vogler.'"

Vogler was the craggy, fire-breathing secessionist who founded the Alaskan independence movement in the early 1970s. Among the colorful Vogler quotes now in circulation are "I'm an Alaskan, not an American. I've got no use for America or her damned institutions." Then there's "The fires of hell are glaciers compared to my hate for the American government." And "The problem with you John Birchers is that you are too damn liberal!"

Vogler ran unsuccessfully for governor three times between 1974 and 1986, on a platform promoting an "Independent Nation of Alaska." By the 1990s, Vogler had built party membership to about 20,000, and the party scored its first major electoral victory when former Republican Governor and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Wally Hickel joined the AIP and won the gubernatorial race.

By then, Vogler was close to achieving one of his major goals: speaking before the United Nations (despite his antipathy toward the international body) on Alaska independence. According to the AIP, Iran had offered to sponsor Vogler's appearance -- which surely would have been an unsettling moment for the United States in the U.N. assembly.

So, gosh darn it! There you have it. Sarah Palin has been pallin' around with Iranian sponsored Alaskan terrorists!!!

Now that we've seen her terrorist connection, let's get serious and have a look at Sarah Palin's abuse of power problems.

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