This is from an email authored by Sarah Palin that CBS has obtained:
"That's not part of their platform and he was only a 'member' bc independent alaskans too often check that 'Alaska Independent' box on voter registrations thinking it just means non partisan," Palin wrote. "He caught his error when changing our address and checked the right box. I still want it fixed."
“He” being Todd. Of course there is a problem with her excuse:
Palin was attempting to bend the facts ever so slightly to fit neatly into her version of events. In truth, the box that Alaskans have the option of checking when registering to vote states the full name of the party, "Alaskan Independence Party," not "Alaska Independent," which would make an error by uncommitted voters more plausible.
And that’s exactly the point. Here’s the Alaska voter registration form (pdf file) and check out where you select your party:
So is Palin lying or is the Governor of the state of Alaska not aware of the actual political party names in her state or how they are listed on their voter registration forms? Please oh please let her be the nominee in 2012.
And as always Dave Neiwert has much more on this.