John McCain is getting himself into trouble by trying to pass a myth off as a truth where his new VP designate is concerned.
"How many saw her speech a couple of nights ago? Wasn't it fabulous?" McCain said Friday during a campaign stop in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. "You know what I enjoyed the most? She took the luxury jet that was purchased by her predecessor and sold it on eBay — and made a profit."
CNN reported on The Ticker that "it turns out the twin-engine Westwind II was a tough sell on the Web — and the state eventually pulled it offline and sold it through an ordinary brick-and-mortar brokerage, for a loss, a spokeswoman said Friday."
"Governor Palin has been correct in saying that she put the plane on eBay," McCain campaign spokeswoman Maria Comella told CNN. "They did end up selling it for $2.1 million. but not on eBay."
it was sold to Valdez, Alaska businessman (who moved there from Texas) Larry Reynolds who learned about the plane from the Republican Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives. Reynolds started up a charter business to fly up to 5 hunters between Alaska and eastern Russia for a cool $8000 a person.
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