Posts Tagged Alaskan Independence Party
In the wake of claims by AIP officials that McCain’s VP pick was "an AIP member" in the early 1990s (see background here, here, here, here and here), the McCain campaign–realizing that having Sarah Palin tied to a secessionist group probably isn’t going to win over voters–has gone on the defensive.
As part of their push to prove that McCain’s candidate doesn’t have ties to the radical AIP, they released Sarah Palin’s voter registration records (PDF)since 1982. And yes, those records confirm that she has been a registered Republican since that time. And at about the same time the McCain released those records, Lynette Clark, one of the AIP officers who stated that Palin was a "member", retracted her statement.
But as the McCain camp was trying to stamp out one fire, another one flared up yesterday, as we learned that Sarah Palin’s husband, Todd Palin, currently registered as "undeclared," was indeed an official member of the Alaskan Independence Party from October 1995 through July 2002 (except for a few months in 2000).