Not trying to put another nail in this coffin, but in case you haven't seen it here's the video of Republican V.P. candidate addressing the Alaskan Independence Party convention. According to the group's Web site:
The Alaskan Independence Party's goal is the vote we were entitled to in 1958, one choice from among the following four alternatives:
1) Remain a Territory.
2) Become a separate and Independent Nation.
3) Accept Commonwealth status.
4) Become a State.
Weird, eh? Here's the clip: