posted on Sep, 5 2008 @ 03:29 AM
Here, I will basically lay it all out on the table for you.
Governor Palin was associated with the AIP (Alaskan Independence Party) for a short time back in the 1990's. She has however been with the GOP ever
since she was elected Mayor of Wasilla, AK in 1996. It actually turns out that quite a few Alaskan Republicans were at one time or another members of
the AIP. The main reasons being that the AIP has a wide range of opinions within their own party. Most of those who are attracted to it are
individuals believing in the Preservation of Personal Freedoms, and Liberties, along with Smaller Government and more Individual Independence
(Essentially the Spirit of Alaskan hardiness, and the Original Spirit which Drove America). These philosophies more or less fall along with Republican
ideologies. The secession ideology belongs to the hardcore minority within the party. Quite a few individuals have actually moved over to the GOP as a
result of their distaste with the more extreme personalities within the AIP.
However, with all of that said, you have to remember that the AIP is the third largest political party in Alaska. If you seek certain Political
Positions within the state, especially in locales heavily inundated with AIP members, you need their support. In other words, many Alaskans agree that
regardless of your deep-seated views, the AIP is a part of the Alaskan Political Landscape. With less than 700,000 Citizens, being able to Practice
Bipartisan Politics in Alaska is essential to widespread support, and success. If you truly desire a politician that can bridge gaps, and tear down
barriers, then an Alaskan Politician who has proven their ability to do so, such as Palin, should be considered a refreshing face in Washington,
BTW, I claim no Political Party on here, but I do feel credit is due, where it is due. Certain people in our Society deserve to be admired, regardless
of Political Affiliations. Sarah Palin is one of those People.