So there are about 5 sides to this story, but here are some facts that all sources have agreed upon.
Todd Palin (Sarah Palin's husband), was a member of the Alaska Independence Party (AIP).
He was a member from 1995 to 2002, with a couple month hiatus in 2000 when he was registered as "undeclared."
A focal goal of the A.I.P. is the secession of Alaska from the union. A.K.A. they want Alaska to become its own country.
The founder of A.I.P. was Joe Vogler, who is quoted as saying:
"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."
Vogler died in "a plastic explosives sale gone bad."
Is this worth knowing? Perhaps.
And as long as the McCain-Palin ticket keeps suggesting that Barack Obama is a terrorist sympathizer, then I feel that this is more than relevant. AND it would be more than fair for this to become an advertisement against the Palin's.
If I were running the ad I would say that this is a dircet link to a radical group: VP Nominee Sarah Palin is married to ---> her husband Todd Palin who was a 7 year member ---> of A.I.P.
I've already posted information and my take on the Barack Obama/William Ayers "link."
As far as the current economic crisis goes, nobody is 100% to blame. From all that I have read and heard, two major problems were:
-Deregulation by Republicans
- Democrats pushing for loans and mortgage deals for poor people who were not qualified to receive them.
It gets more complicated than that, but the bottom line is that nobody is 100% at fault, and nobody from either party has clean hands.