A tidbit buried in the middle of a paragraph in the middle of an article in today’s NYTimes:
“Among other less attention-grabbing news of the day: it was learned that Ms. Palin now has a private lawyer in a legislative ethics investigation in Alaska into whether she abused her power in dismissing the state’s public safety commissioner; that she 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; and that Mr. Palin was arrested 22 years ago on a drunken-driving charge.”
Couldn’t care less about her husband’s DWI, and we already knew about Trooper-Gate (which, although troubling in an abstract way, doesn’t seem like such a big deal).
The tidbit on the Independence Party is fascinating. She was a member of a party calling for Alaskan secession, and now she has the gaul to run for VP of the United States? If she’d had it her way, she might not even be eligible to run!
I have an idea. Let Alaska secede. Let all the Christo-fascists who want their warped worldview to control their government go with it; they can have their own country, run by President Palin, and leave the rest of us the hell alone. They can negotiate with oil companies and use all the money to build mega-churches. They can test their abstinence-only education theories without the evil influence of TV (especially that Fox channel that produces the most hypersexualized stuff on TV, owned by their Christo-fascist buddy Rupert Murdoch) or movies (other than the “Left Behind” series, of course). They can teach creation in their biology classes. And none of the rest of us will be responsible to or caught up in their lunatic beliefs and control-freakouts.
People who live in Alaska who don’t want to live in that kind of madness are welcome to move anywhere they like in the US. We’ll even raise taxes on the rich to pay their moving expenses :).