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Palin and the Alska Independence Party?

This is not an anti-republican party rant. However, how could ANYONE vote for a Presidential team where the V-P is married to a guy who was a member of the Alaska Independence Party??? I understand this party wanted to secede from the USA. Imagine the message if McCain dies in office,Palin becomes Pres and the media world-wide explodes the "first hubby" association with a secessionist group! I mean,even if such a party is a minor player up there,his SENTIMENT was nonetheless not where his heart should have been...

Does McCain think this is the kind of V-P couple America should aspire to? If he does...that says lots about McCain.

(I googled some info including a film clip of an AIP meeting and Palin herself was mentioned in the AIP speakers address.)
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I don't believe many folks reside in Alaska because of their love for the lower 48...

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Ms Palin spoke at their Annual Convention as late as this year.

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"I'm an Alaskan, not an American. I've got no use for America and her damned institutions." Joe Volger, Founder - Alaska Independence Party
RJ Eskow: Alaska Party's Founder: "I've Got No Use for America or Her Damned Institutions"

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Bush Strategist: McCain Knows He Put Country At Risk With Palin Pick
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Matthew Dowd, a prominent political consultant and chief strategist for George W. Bush's reelection campaign eviscerated John McCain on Tuesday for his choice of Sarah Palin as vice president.

Dowd proclaimed that, in his heart of hearts, McCain knew he put the country at risk with his VP choice and that he would "have to live" with that fact for the rest of his career.

"They didn't let John McCain pick the person he wanted to pick as VP," Dowd declared during the Time Warner Summit panel. "When Sarah Palin got picked instead of Joe Lieberman, which I fundamentally believed would have given John McCain the best opportunity in this race... as soon as he picked Palin, that whole ready versus not ready argument was not credible."

Saying that Palin was a "net negative" on the ticket, he went on: "[McCain] knows, in his gut, that he put somebody unqualified on the ballot. He knows that in his gut, and when this race is over that is something he will have to live with... He put somebody unqualified on that ballot and he put the country at risk, he knows that."

The other panelists were surprised, a bit, by Dowd's bluntness. Not least because McCain's well-known campaign motto is "country first."

"No, I don't agree," said Mark McKinnon, a former McCain aide, after chiding Dowd for claiming particular insight into McCain's soul.

"Well," responded Dowd, "that's even more disturbing than my thought" -- the implication being that it would be truly frightening if McCain didn't know how bad Palin truly was.

Time columnist Joe Klein summed up what seemed to be the panel's Palin consensus.

"It was a gimmick," he said of the pick. "It was one of the most disastrous decisions I have seen in a presidential campaign since I've begun covering them."

Later in the session, Hilary Rosen, the Huffington Post's Washington editor at large, noted that the Palin pick had been successful in energizing the Republican base -- and McCain himself. But Dowd wasn't biting.

"To me it is like Halloween," he said. "You get energized by eating all that candy at night but then you feel sick the next day."

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If Israel can claim Palestinian land why not the Russians reclaiming Alaska?
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If Israel can claim Palestinian land why not the Russians reclaiming Alaska?
I think America actually PAID for Alaska the same year Canada became independent from Britain, 1867, so Russia cannot "reclaim" it in that sense.However,maybe I'm wrong here but Israel did not (nor the powers who owned the land previously ie Ottoman Empire,) pay anything to anyone. Besides, Canadians do not want Alaskans replaced with Russians on our border; bet USA doesn't either...


p.s. now mind you,if Palin wants to move from Alaska to Russia, I bet alot of Canadians would be good with that.

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Yeah but the transaction can be deemed null and void if they argue that it was done under the Tsarist rule
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Dowd proclaimed that, in his heart of hearts, McCain knew he put the country at risk with his VP choice and that he would "have to live" with that fact for the rest of his career.
What, three, four weeks?

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Bear, you have a wicked since of humor.
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I do not know when you decided the Russia is strong enough to reclaim Alaska. Today's Russia is a pussy cat instead of a tiger. They just sign a new treaty with China to surrendered the Island at the border to the chinese after 50 years of dispute on territory right.

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