This site is here to help you learn the truth about Alaska governor Sarah Palin. She and the McCain campaign are creating a story about her which is not supported in any way by the facts. They have already told dozens of outright, verifiable lies about her, with more new ones every day. How can you trust someone to govern honestly if they can't even tell you the truth? Please keep checking back to stay informed.
Claim: Sarah Palin has nothing to do with the Alaska Independence Party Truth: Sarah Palin has been closely associated for 14 years with these people who want Alaska to secede from the United States Truth: Todd Palin was a registered member of the AIP from 1995-2002
Joe Vogler, The founder of the AIP once said, "The fires of Hell are glaciers compared to my hate for the American Government, and I won't be buried under their damned flag!" Listen to the audio in the following clip for yourself:
The Alaska Independence Party was established to challenge the legitimacy of Alaska becoming a part of the United States, and it still exists today with the goal of making Alaska into a separate country, so that the state can charge the US market higher prices for its oil (note that in 2007 Alaska got more money in earmarks from the US government than any other state--but that's another article).
Sarah Palin's husband Todd was a registered member of this party from 1995-2002, and Palin herself attended their 1994 and 2006 conventions, and even as governor she recorded a welcome message for their 2008 convention.
In this interview with Todd Palin by Fox News, Todd seems to make it pretty clear that he consideres "Alaskans" and "Americans" to be two different things. From 3:43 - 3:00 (it counts down), he answers a question and pretty clearly seems to separate "Alaskan families" from "American families"