Shades of 1861 and those dang Southerners!
No one would care about these Alaskans down here in the Lower 48 except that one of their members a few years back was—you guessed it—Sarah Palin, a member of the AIP for two years.
Now that she's seeking national office, it's not too much to ask Gov. Palin: What were you thinking? Do you really want Alaska to secede from the USA? How about other states?
More importantly, perhaps, what was John McCain thinking when he selected Gov. Palin?
UPDATE: We've now seen credible reports that Palin was never a member of the AIP. Given that information, we stand corrected on her two-year membership in the party. Nevertheless, Palin has been friendly with the party as recently as 2008, when she did a video greeting for the AIP's annual convention (and available on YouTube). In addition, Palin's husband, Todd, was a member of the AIP for several years, though he has not been a member recently.