Saturday, September 06, 2008

From the "Tangled Web" Department

"Luxury Aircraft" Edition.

In her acceptance speech at the RNC the other night, Sarah Palin tells a lie of inference about the sale of the Alaska governor's jet:
"I put it on E-Bay".
John McCain later turns it into an outright whopper:

"You know what I enjoyed the most? She took the luxury jet that was acquired by her predecessor and sold it on eBay -- and made a profit!"
And sadly, The Truth:
"It appears that, as promised during her bid for governor in 2006, Palin did try to sell the plane on eBay but that doing so was not as easy as it might have sounded. After putting it up to auction, there was one serious bid, in December 2006, and it fell through. Still, the Westwind II was sold about eight months later, achieving Palin's goal of ridding the state of a luxury item.

But that hasn't stopped Palin, or John McCain, from implying -- and, on Friday, claiming outright -- that Palin did sell the jet on the Internet."

Not only was it not sold on E-Bay, but when the plane finally was sold through an aircraft broker, it was sold at a loss of almost $600,000.

It's hard to say why they'd even bring the plane up, knowing it would be looked into and their claims found to be dirty filthy disgusting lies. I'm starting to think there might be some kind of Liar's Tourette's Syndrome at work here.