Sarah Palin's "Ebay" Jet Lie
Of all of Sarah's loud mouthed tale tales and exaggerations of her achievements in just 18 months in the governor's office, her "Ebay" jet tale has to be one of the biggest of her whoppers.
According to Palin, she sold the executive jet that the previous governor purchased on Ebay, and McCain even adds for a profit as well. Well it turns out that's just not the case. The jet cost the government of Alaska $2.7 million and was probably necessary for a governor to tour the entire state because of it's sheer size as well as bad weather conditions in many parts. It is is true that Palin had the jet listed on Ebay, and the ad was very expensive, but the jet did not sell on Ebay. Eventually the jet was sold to some private businessman for $2.1 million, in a private deal that had no connection to the Ebay ad at all. And the jet only sold $2.1 million, which was a clear $600,000 loss, nowhere near the claimed profit lie of John McCain. Neither Palin or McCain have been very honest about this tale. While losing $600,000 for the government of Alaska, Palin actually has the nerve to paint herself as some hero. Who else but a big mouthed liar like a Sarah Palin can make losing money into some election year asset. But it just the sort of horsepucky that Palin shovels out big time to the voters.
Sarah Palin's whole style is a loud mouthed style that makes up folk tales of what a claimed "reformer" she actually is. She makes up stories that make her seem Paul Bunyan in the minds of voters, even if the real truth is many miles removed. And a more than a few gullible persons actually believe some of these tall tales, which is very unfortunate.
Palin's entire style is that of a phony folk hero, a phony person who claims to look out for the little guy while acting as a major stooge for the big oil companies as the big oil companies rake in record profits and squeeze the average family.
This GOP ticket is lousy one for sure, one too old to be president, and another too dishonest to be vice president. These two blowhards claim to be "reformers" although supporting most of the same Bush agenda that got this nation into such an economic mess and such a high employment rate and foreclosure mess. No matter how McCain-Palin lie about it, it's still McSame.