"I'm an Alaskan, not an American. I've got no use for America or her damned institutions"
Sarah Palin attending the 2000 Alaskan Independence convention
(AP) Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the presumptive 2008 Republican Party nominee for Vice President of the United States, attended the Alaskan Independence Party's 2000 secessionist convention while she was still mayor of Wasilla.
Lynnette Clark, the party's current chairwoman, also said that Palin attended the party's 1994 convention. Clark and other members confirmed that Palin was actually a member of the party in the mid-1990s.
Palin recorded a message welcoming party members to its 2008 convention as Governor of Alaska.
Critics are concerned that Sarah Palin is a secessionist who backs Alaskan independence and harbors anti-American views.