Who are these people that Palin is telling to "keep up the good work"? What did the founder of this group have to say about the United States?
Here's what Joe Vogler, the founder of the Alaska Independence Party, had to say about our nation:
"I'm an Alaskan, not an American. I've got no use for America or her damned institutions."  In a 1991 interview currently housed at the Oral History Program in the Rasmuson Library at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Vogler is recorded as saying "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." Wow, that doesn't sound like American patriotism to me, but Sarah Palin told this group to "keep up the good work."