Skip to comments.Alaska Party Official Says Palin Was Not a Member
Posted on 09/03/2008 7:30:43 AM PDT by GVnana
September 2, 2008, 10:32 pm Alaska Party Official Says Palin Was Not a Member By The New York Times
The chairwoman of an Alaskan political party that advocates a vote on the states secession from the union said Tuesday that she had been mistaken when she said Gov. Sarah Palin was a member of the group.
A front-page story in The New York Times on Tuesday and articles in other news media reported that Ms. Palin was a member of the Alaska Independence Party for two years in the 1990s.
The information in the Times article was based on a statement issued Monday night by Lynette Clark, the partys chairwoman, who said that Ms. Palin joined the party in 1994 and in 1996 changed her registration to Republican. On Tuesday night, Ms. Clark said that her initial statement was incorrect and had been based on erroneous information provided by another member of the party whom she declined to identify.
The McCain campaign also disputed the Times report, saying that Ms. Palin had been registered consistently as a Republican. After checking the partys archives, Ms. Clark said that she could find no documentation that Governor Palin had been a member of the party. She said Ms. Palin attended the partys 1994 and 2006 conventions and provided a video-taped address as governor to the 2008 convention. Ms. Clark said that Ms. Palins husband, Todd, was a former member of the party.
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I’m glad this turned out to be false. I was beginning to think McCain hadn’t been as thorough in vetting her as he should.
And yet another false claim goes down in flames. Surely independent women are noticing this. Here’s hoping.
Probably the most attention this political party has gotten outside the State of Alaska.
Yeah that’s really great since the NYT has already done the dirty work of the left-wing blogosphere.
Good job you frickin tools!
Break the lie on the front page. Correct the record on the blog page. How fair.........
The goal of the Democrats' smear machine was to instill that fear in us.
When it comes of filthy, lying liberals -—
MISTAKEN = we got caught LYING AND SMEARING again.
I’ll go on record as saying that I favor Virginia’s secession from the union. We did it once, and we can do it again.
And yet Barack Obama’s association and major finacial support of a black seperatist church with rabid sermons about AmeriKKKa is “off limits” in the press as is his political association with a domestic terrorist who bombed the Pentagon, supported the North Vietnamese during the Vietnam war (a crime of treason as defined in the Constitution), and targeted police for violence.
The slimey media had BETTER be discussed in text books the way “McCarthyism” is in our public schools.
Explain to me why it matters at all whether she was a member of a party other than Republican at some time in the past. She's a Republican now, and she was a Republican when she ran for governor. Lots of people have changed parties (or belonged to NO party) at some time or another.
Not a word about the fact Alaska has two republican partys.. The regulars and the RINOs(moderates).. Alaska also has a democrat party.. Alaska is pretty much republican territory.. The democrats there, as in most places, are the lazy uninformed clueless like every where else.. mostly inhabiting Anchorage..
No doubt the unnamed “Other member of the Party” is actually named Lucy Ramirez-you know the good friend of Bill Burkett!
I wouldn’t pay much attention to the front page (or any page) of hte New YOrk Times. This is hte newspaper that put an excerpr on the front page of some “book”) by trash writer Kitty Kelley that claimed that Nancy Reagan had a long-term affair at the White House with Frank Sinatra. This is the newspaper that put an interview with domestic terrorist William Ayers (in which he said he didn’t do enough) on the front page on September 11, 2001.
This is exactly analogous to how the media treated Richard Nixon in 1952, and you can see the relationship that he had with the media for the rest of his career.
This is war.
Andrea Mitchell was repulsive with Joe Lieberman after his speech last night.
..and it’s also the newspaper that apparently had 30,000 subscriptions cancelled in a single day. The real kicker will be when the New York Post is named the new “paper of record” because only 17 people are reading the Slimes
Put it this way. If Michelle Obama were a longtime member of a damn-America party I think we would be objecting, a little bit.
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