Monday, July 06, 2009

Sarah Palin: Free to Secede?

There's been a lot of hash slung about Sarah Palin's rather abrupt and unexpected resignation as Governor of Alaska. All I have to offer is an unfond farewell and a question - where to now?

I'm wondering if we won't see something of her true colors at this point, now that she has everything to gain and nothing to lose. And I'm wondering how American they might be.

Remember during the campaign, when we learned that Palin's husband was a member of the Alaskan Independence Party for years? Remember when we also learned that she had, as governor, provided a taped keynote address for them in 2008?

Funny how those little things didn't seem to matter much to conservatives. They were too busy making hay about Obama's middle name, and how he was supposedly born in Kenya, to notice that the #2 on their ticket was seemingly okay rubbing elbows with people who want to take a star out of Old Glory.

Well, time has come again. Now we have learned more, most notably her attempt to downplay her husband's AIP membership by saying it was accidental, when there's really no way it could have been.

But here's the kicker: in a video of an AIP meeting, Vice Chairman Dexter Clark makes it sound like Sarah Palin was an AIP mole in the Republican Party...

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 to get along and go along — she eventually joined the Republican Party

... and then, at about 8:40 in, makes it clear that he approves of AIP members infiltrating other political parties in order to get elected.

And any one of your organizations should be using that same tactic to infiltrate. I know that Christian Exodus is in favor of it, I know that the Free State Movement is in favor of it. I don’t know that they even care which party it is. Which ever party you see where you can get something done, get into that political party, even though it does have it’s problems. Right now that is one of the only avenues. If you can get a few people on the city council, or a town board, you can have some effect.

So, now that Sarah Palin is no longer the Republican Governor, will she trade in her Elephant mask for a polar bear's? Will she "rejoin" the AIP and add her aw-shucks shtick to Alaska's pro-secessionist movement? Or will she bide her time, write a book, make a few million playing the "will she or won't she" game as 2012 draws near, only to duck out at the last moment?

We now have nothing but time to tell.


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