Alaska Independence Party: Far-Right Nader of the North

As Political Base points out, Mark Begich's current margin of victory in the Alaska Senate race (1,022 votes) is dwarfed by the 12,000 votes cast for the Alaska Independence Party candidate.

Given that the Alaska Independence Party are on the right-wing survivalist end of the political spectrum, that pretty much makes Bob Bird the gun-toting separatist version of Ralph Nader -- only more popular.

And lest anyone forget, this is the same party that Todd Palin belonged to for several years, and the same party that Sarah Palin gave her warm video pep talk to this year.  I wonder if that encouragement helped inspire them to that lofty vote total.  Who knows, maybe even Sarah Palin herself voted for the AIP candidate, rather than cast a vote for a convicted felon or a Democrat.

It would be irresponsible not to speculate.

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