Sarah Palin used to be in an organization called the "Alaskan Independence Party" or AIP. The goal of the AIP was to secede from the United States. The AIP's motto was "Alaska First, Alaska Always". Now I happen to know a little about secession, as the island that I grew up on, Martha's Vineyard, attempted to do the same thing back in 1977.
I was only 14 years old at the time, but I still thought this was an incredibly dumb idea.
Here is our Martha's Vineyard Secession flag. At the time it was everywhere. I even had the T-shirt.
I still remember the "Island secession song"... by heart, no less. Now that's pretty scary!
T'was the big freeze of '77
group got together numberin' 'bout eleven
Farmers and fishermen, selectmen too,
Islanders all to decide what to do.
A rallying cry was heard Island through
"It's time to secede from YOU KNOW WHO!"
( I could go on, but I'll spare you that!)
Now I ask you, what was a grown women (who if we aren't careful could become our Vice President), doing in such a ridiculous organization?
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