Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Secession? Could you imagine what they'd say if this were the Democratic Nominee!

From today's New York Times, "she [Palin] was a member for two years in the 1990s of the Alaska Independence Party, which has at times sought a vote on whether the state should secede"

Could you imagine what the Republican machine would say if the Democratic vice presidential candidate were a member for two years of a Party which has at times sought a vote on whether a state should secede!

They call you unpatriotic if you don't wear a flag lapel pin everyday, even though the trust fund babies like Bush who the party loves rarely if ever do anything hard for their country, and even though the vast majority of hard working Americans who are willing to do hard things for their country don't wear a flag pin everyday.

Yet not a peep out of them when their vice presidential candidate was for two years a member of a Party which at times sought a vote on whether a state should secede. If this were a Democratic candidate for the vice-presidency, with a 72 year old running mate who's had Melanoma, they would be screaming about treason and how the country is at risk.

Add: Just look at what is says on the Alaska Independence Party website:

The Alaskan Independence Party's goal is the vote we were entitled to in 1958, one choice from among the following four alternatives:
1) Remain a Territory.
2) Become a separate and Independent Nation.
3) Accept Commonwealth status.
4) Become a State.
The call for this vote is in furtherance of the dream of the Alaskan Independence Party's founding father, Joe Vogler, which was for Alaskans to achieve independence under a minimal government...

The Republican machine would be going insane if this were the Democratic candidate for the vice-presidency, with a 72 year old running mate who's had Melanoma. The propaganda mills would be running 24/7. They'd be calling the candidate a traitor, and I wouldn't be surprised if they would pressure the state's U.S. attorneys to go after him or her. It's breathtaking the hypocrisy.