Glad to be corrected
So it turns out that Sarah Palin was not
a member of the Alaskan Independence Party as I previously thought (having heard initial reports and being otherwise engaged since). I do not find it terribly relevant if her husband was, as he is not actually running for office.
My thanks to ebartley
for the link
. This is, of course, why discussion in good faith is so useful.
I'll confess I'm relieved, as I don't see how you could nominate for the VP spot someone who supported Alaska succeeding from the Union. Not that I am thus persuaded to vote for
McCAin, mind. I have more than enough policy reasons why I favor Obama. But I prefer to know the actual state of affairs -- if for no other reason than to not regard my opposite numbers as utter lunatics.