Nevermind the fact that a bloody war was fought some 140 years that pretty much settled the whole secession question.
What I'm about to cover was covered during the last presidential election, but bear with me... I like to ramble.
Until 2002, First Dude Todd was a member of the Alaska Independence Party (AIP), whose mission was/is exactly what the name implies.
Independence for Alaska. As in not part of the United States anymore. If they can't succeed with that, they have a whole laundry list of other things they want the Federal Gummint to stop messing with Alaska about.
Now Sarah never was an actual member of the party as hubby Todd was. She did speak at their 2006 convention as a gubernatorial candidate. That's understandable.
Pandering to the wackjob vote is something every politician in Alaska must do. It's impossible to get elected otherwise, since wackjobs comprise the largest minority in Alaska.
In 2008 (prior to being picked as the VP candidate for John McCain's ill-fated campaign - the "ill-fated" part mostly due to her candidacy) Governor Sarah Palin recorded a short video, welcoming AIP members to their little coffee klatch of separatists, telling them, “Good luck on a successful and inspiring convention. Keep up the good work, and God bless you.” (emphasis mine)
Sounds like she might think the AIP's mission isn't such a bad idea.
So now that Rick Perry has been thumping the secession drum... here's an idea:
When it comes time for Sarah to flee the state, perhaps she and Todd and their brood can emigrate. To the New Nation of Texas!
I could live with that.
Side note to Governor Perry: Lots of us are with you on this one, pardner!
h/t to Andy Cobb