Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on September 3rd, 2008 4:36 am by HL
America Last? Sarah Palin Once A Member of the Alaskan Independence Party
Palin used to belong to a party whose motto is “Alaska First — Alaska Always.”
Officials of the Alaskan Independence Party say that Palin was once so independent, she was once a member of their party, which, since the 1970s, has been pushing for a legal vote for Alaskans to decide whether or not residents of the 49th state can secede from the United States.
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.”
It was in 1994, mind you, 14 years ago, but still. Wonder if the vetters managed to miss this, too. It’s not like this invites much confidence in the vetting process:
Arthur B. Culvahouse Jr., the lawyer who conducted the review, told The Associated Press in an interview Monday that Palin underwent a “full and complete” examination before McCain chose her. Asked whether everything that came up as a possible red flag during the review already has been made public, Culvahouse said: “I think so. Yeah, I think so. Correct.”
Okaaaaay. If I had an employee talk to me like that about work I’d given them, I’d be getting it checked, post-haste.