"I'm an Alaskan, not an American. I've got no use for America or her damned institutions." The late Joe Vogler, founder of the Alaskan Independence Party. Sarah Palin and her husband are said to have been members from 1994 to 1996.  From the political party's website:

Vogler formed Alaskans for Independence (AFI) in 1978 in order to promote the idea of an "Independent Nation of Alaska."...Although it is widely thought to be a secessionist movement, the Party makes great effort to emphasize that its primary goal is merely a vote on secession, something that Party advocates say Alaskans were denied during the founding of the state.

Merely? The McCain campaign is mum about Palin's involvement with the political party.

(Hat tip: RBC)

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