In fact, the jet did not sell on eBay. It was sold to a businessman from Valdez named Larry Reynolds, who paid $2.1 million for the plane — shy of the $2.7 million purchase price — according to news reports at the time. Reynolds contributed to Palin’s campaign in 2006.
Of course, this means Palin didn’t actually lie. In her speech she mentioned: “That luxury jet was over the top. I put it on eBay.”
But “I sold it on Ebay” sounds so much better:
But that hasn’t stopped Palin, or John McCain, from implying — or asserting outright — that Palin sold the jet on the Internet.
“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 Friday.
The video tribute to Palin that aired at the Republican National Convention on Thursday night made the same assertion.
Now she sold it at a profit. I wonder what it will sound like next week.