Both Latino Politico and Of América in recent posts have pointed out Palin’s secessionist views and how the right hasn’t made the connection to their fantasy reconquista myth and Palin’s own desire to remove Alaska from U.S. control.
From Of América’s post Alaska Sounds like Aztlan — Palin Leading the Secessionist Reconquista?:
Palin’s personal connections to the Alaska Independence Party (AIP), which has, since 1978 sought the Last Frontier states’ separation from these United States, have brought state secessionist sentiments onto the national political stage like no candidate since Alexander Stephens and his Confederate President Jefferson Davis’ did in the lead up to the civil war. Palin and her husband, Todd, the “First Dude,” may well have their greatest appeal among Latinos in the south-western United States if we are to believe Lou Dobbs, Michelle Malkin, Pat Buchannan and many other conservative commentators and politicians who rail daily against what they believe is the upcoming conflict sparked by Latinos’ lust to reclaim their former land.
From Latino Politic’s post A Word From The Patron Saint of Irony:
The thought of the most rabid hardliners on the right who’ve spent years howling in outrage at mythical Mexican reconquistadores having to swallow the gallons of irony elixir being served by John McCain’s pick for #2 in line of Presidential succession brings great joy to my life.