The more of Sarah Palin’s acceptance speech that I read, the more lies I uncover. I have already covered the topic in regards to her statement on Alaska’s budget surplus. (See Sarah Palin’s Experience Challenged
Let’s talk about that luxury jet, shall we? In her speech Palin made the following statement which was then followed by thunderous applause:
I came to office promising major ethics reform, to end the culture of self-dealing. And today, that ethics reform is the law.
While I was at it, I got rid of a few things in the governor’s office that I didn’t believe our citizens should have to pay for.
That luxury jet was over the top. I put it on eBay.
The jet was actually put up on the auction block at eBay. So I guess you could say that she wasn’t really lying. However, after two unsuccessful attempts at selling the plane, it was finally brokered by John Harris, the speaker of the Alaska House. The plane which was purchased for $2.7 million dollars was eventually sold to Valdez businessman Larry Reynolds for $2.1 million dollars. Reynolds is now asking the Alaskan government for $50,000 to cover maintenance fees.
At first glance, this may seem petty. But it is this exact type of misstatements that the Republicans have been spitting at us for years. Unfortunately, the sheep in elephant’s clothing are only too happy to lap up this continuously growing pile of horse shit.