Friday, September 05, 2008

Boss, Boss......The Teh!


Persuant to the 'breaking' story described immediately below in which the following statement made by John McCain at a stump speech TODAY, Sept 05, 2008......

"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!" McCain declared in Wisconsin at a campaign stop on Friday.

Is debunked.

Well, it turns out that the most thorough debunking was not, and will not, be done by any and/or all of the press poodles currently scurrying around places like Juneau, New York, Washington, or even Moscow Idaho.

Because the best debunkinator is actually a bit of old news, from Aug 2007 (yes, 2007) in that teeny-tiny, difficult to seach for and/or through, news organ called........The New York (freaking!) Times.

A businessman from Valdez, Alaska, Larry Reynolds, paid $2.1 million this week for the state-owned Westwind II jet that Mr. Murkowski’s successor, Gov. Sarah S. Palin, promised to purge from the state inventory when she ran against Mr. Murkowski last fall in the Republican primary......

{snippety doo-dah}

In December, barely a week after being inaugurated, Ms. Palin said the plane would be sold on eBay. One serious offer was posted, for a similar price, but the deal fell apart when the state hesitated on the terms and the prospective buyer found another jet, said Dan Spencer, director of administrative services for the Public Safety Department.

Mr. Reynolds learned of the plane through Speaker John L. Harris, Republican of Valdez, Mr. Spencer said.

“He picked it up this morning,” Mr. Spencer said yesterday. “He had a couple of pilots.”


Did the McCainiacs vet her or didn't they?


Did they just to decide to start making stuff up as fast as they could on, say, last Thursday?

Not the two things are necessarily mutually exclusive.


And don't forget, this codswallop was also in the campaign video that ran at the RNC convention, so do not be fooled by all the 'Palin never actually said it' business that is sure to come.


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