Palin also made reference to a remark early in the campaign by Obama's wife, Michelle, who had said that "for the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country." The governor's comments came after country music star Lee Greenwood sang the "The Star Spangled Banner" and "God Bless the USA."
"We believe also that there is a reason we all get teared-up when we hear Lee Greenwood sing about America, because we love America and we are always proud of being Americans," she said. "And we don't apologize for being Americans."
You know, I never want to say I hate anybody. Politics is about power. And it is about money--hundreds of billions of dollars that get doled out to the winners. But, in my personal life, with so many of my really good friends being life-long Republicans, I always try to tell myself, "We all want the same things. We all have the same beliefs. We only differ in the way we think government should be used to get there."
The Alaskan Independence Party's goal is the vote we were entitled to in 1958, one choice from among the following four alternatives:
1) Remain a Territory.
2) Become a separate and Independent Nation.
3) Accept Commonwealth status.
4) Become a State.
The call for this vote is in furtherance of the dream of the Alaskan Independence Party's founding father, Joe Vogler, which was for Alaskans to achieve independence under a minimal government, fully responsive to the people, promoting a peaceful and lawful means of resolving differences.
Since Alaska's already a state and no one gives a shit about being a "territory" or a "commonwealth", and, since Joe Vogler absolutely hated America, you can be pretty sure the Alaskan Independence Party's goal is to become a separate and independent Nation.