Meet Sarah Palin’s Radical Rightwing Pals

Friday, October 10, 2008

There’s been much speculation about Sarah Palin’s ties to extremist, anti-government groups in Alaska.

Props to Salon.com for their exhaustive journalistic work exposing the Alaska governor’s cozy relationship with the Alaska Independence Party and its commitment to eliminate taxes, support the “traditional family” (READ: no gays), firearms, and of course, seceding from the United States.

In particular, Palin’s close relationship with Mark Chryson and Steve Stoll, two radical rightwingers and leaders in the Alaska Independence Movement, who not only contributed to Palin’s campaign financially, but played a major behind-the-scenes roles in the Palin camp before, during and after her victory.

Palin backed Chryson as he successfully advanced a host of anti-tax, pro-gun initiatives, including one that altered the state Constitution’s language to better facilitate the formation of anti-government militias. She joined in their vendetta against several local officials they disliked, and listened to their advice about hiring. She attempted to name Stoll, a John Birch Society activist known in the Mat-Su Valley as “Black Helicopter Steve,” to an empty Wasilla City Council seat. “Every time I showed up her door was open,” said Chryson. “And that policy continued when she became governor.”

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9 Responses to Meet Sarah Palin’s Radical Rightwing Pals

  1. DCVET says:

    If Palin becomes vice president, these radicals will have access to the Executive branch of government and their influence cannot be underestimated. The 2008 election is the most important of my life. The McCain/Palin ticket must be defeated. If they win the election, I think our way of life is in jeopardy.

  2. pacer521 says:

    The thing here is that there will always be a ghost in a politician’s closet. As I liberal, I am not about to scold salon for finding this — far from it.

    But its about time the the playing field gets lowered a bit to the equal so we can have an actual race.

    http://culturedecoded.wordpress.com/2008/10/09/the-mental-factor-of-politics-how-one-mindset-can-change-thousands/

  3. R.J. says:

    I’m glad Salon printed that article. Now we need the mainstream media to pick up on it ASAP.

  4. JollyRoger says:

    The first time I posted on Sarahpoleon’s ties to the AIP, a wingtard commented “well what’s wrong with putting your state first?”

    In other words, they don’t give a flying fig. They never do, do they?

  5. nextgen08 says:

    Why aren’t more mainstream media outlets hammering McCain/Palin for their continuous hypocrisy? This is getting ridiculous. Keep up the good work here. Have a great week.

    Jerame Clough
    -Next Gen Politics

  6. TOM339 says:

    Palin is a whack job. No doubt about it.

    I find it very interesting that Salon carried out this level of investigative journalism but newspapers like the New York Times and the Washington Post remain on the sidelines — apparently too timid and worried about losing access.

    In any event, props to Salon for exposing this bitch for who she is.

  7. taco says:

    This Salon article is one of the best I’ve seen about McPalin.

    She’s a menace.

  8. Peace Nick says:

    So the rumors were right all along?

    Palin is no Hockey mom, who climbed out of the kitchen to the governor’s mansion.

    She’s a political extremist, the princess of secession and racist groups. Is this who we want or need in the White House?

  9. Kelso's Nuts says:

    You remember my headline, right?

    “I’d bet Sarah Palin has had dinner with more aryan brotherhood terrorists than obama’s kids have crayons”

    SI O NO?

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