Well, I just finished watching a video clip of John McCain giving a recent speech and smugly proclaiming that Sarah Palin had "sold" (yes, he used that word) the plane on eBay. He went on in an in-your-face manner to declare that it had also been sold at a profit. Both statements are lies. Or maybe he picked Palin with so little vetting that even he was misled by her rhetoric. Either way, this is reflects very poorly on McCain. He's either a liar or completely incompetent.
(By the way the "luxury" plane had previously been used extensively to transport Alaskan prisoners to Arizona for incarceration because Alaska doesn't have enough prison space.)
And as long as we are discussing Mrs. Palin's cred with public finances, dig this:
A $1.3 million dollar boondoggle for a town of less than 9,000. That's some great experience she's bringing to the ticket.
WASILLA, Alaska -- The biggest project that Sarah Palin undertook as mayor of this small town was an indoor sports complex, where locals played hockey, soccer, and basketball, especially during the long, dark Alaskan winters.
The only catch was that the city began building roads and installing utilities for the project before it had unchallenged title to the land. The misstep led to years of litigation and at least $1.3 million in extra costs for a small municipality with a small budget. What was to be Ms. Palin's legacy has turned into a financial mess that continues to plague Wasilla.
Litigation resulting from the dispute over Ms. Palin's sports-complex project is still in the courts, with the land's former owner seeking hundreds of thousands of additional dollars from the city.