I was reading about Governor Lipstick's speech in Colorado today, attacking the Obama for knowing and serving with William Ayers, a professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, on public bodies devoted to education reform in Chicago. Ayers was a founder of the Weather Underground, or the Weathermen, a revolutionary splinter group from the Students for a Democratic Society back in the day when the federal government was engaged in slaughter in Vietnam using napalm and agent orange and every other weapon except nuclear ones against civilians and combatants, was forcing young American men into involuntary servitude to prosecute that war, was spying on its own citizenry and using agents to provoke violence, and finally was turning its military's guns against peaceful protesters with deadly results. Those are just a few of the big items. The Weathermen delusionally believed they could jump start a revolution. Prossecutorial misconduct and illegal wiretaps guaranteed that Ayers would never face trial, aand so he moved on. The New York Times has a thorough look today and determines that "the two men have never been close. Nor has Mr. Obama ever expressed sympathy for the radical views and actions of Mr. Ayers...."
In Palin's view, Obama is "paling around with terrorists" who want to tear the country apart. Governor Palin is married to a man who belonged to the Alaska Indpendence Party--still might--devoted to destroying the United States by making Alaska independent. That they would secede by referendum matters not a bit; they are advocating the break-up of the Union. The last time that was done, hundreds of thousands died, and the Republican Party ever after has been known as the Party of Lincoln, the man who preserved the union.
Whether Palin belonged along with her husband remains unclear, but the the party and its goals on their face are antithetical to the spirit, purpose and meaning of the oath she would have to take upon assuming office to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.