Okay, let's imagine for a moment that Barack Obama had close family ties to an organization that calls for separation of its territory from the United States and whose founding member is on record as saying "I'm ... not an American. I've got no use for America or her damned institutions."
By just squinting a little bit, you can almost see Reverend Wright up there on the pulpit, banging his fist, praising the black separatist movement and cursing America, can't you.
And if that was Wright we're talking about, the Capitalist Pig Media (aka the MSM, aka the SCLM) would be all over it. It would dominate the 24/7 news cycle for days, until everyone was simultaneously sick of hearing it and wondering if there wasn't some where-there's-smoke-there's-fire substance to it. It might even cause more than a few weak-kneed spineless Moron-American voters to change their votes to McSame & Barbie, don't you think?
So why the major silence from the media (you remember, that good old "liberal media") over Sarah Palin's lengthy and substantial ties to something called Alaska Independence Party?
While an official membership list is yet to be unearthed, it's pretty clear from the circumstantial evidence that Caribou Barbie was an active member of this astounding organization, and relinquished her membership only for political expediency, when she joined the Republicans. Her husband,
Todd Palin, has freely admitted that he was a party member in 1995 and in 2000, although he claims he left the party in 2002. Probably just in time for Sarah to become a Republican.
A party official said first that Barbie had been a member, but the next retracted the statement -- remember "the statement is inoperative" from the old Watergate days?
Here's Joe Vogler, founder of the party:
I'm an Alaskan, not an American. I've got no use for America or her damned institutions...The fires of Hell are frozen glaciers compared to my hatred for the American government, and I won’t be buried under their damn flag! I’ll be buried in Dawson, and when Alaska is an independent nation, they can bring my bones home.In comparison, that kind of makes Reverend Wright sound like a Boy Scout, doesn't it?
So why the news blackout on something as important as this in the past -- the recent past -- of Caribou Barbie?
And more importantly, why is the Obama camp not trying to capitalize on this? You can bet, as I said above, were the shoe on the other foot, they'd be shouting it from the rooftops with bullhorns. Look at what they've already tried to patch together from the Ayers non-event.
And the more I learn about Caribou Barbie, the more nervous I become.