So, as I click on AOL to check my e-mail, I’m treatedd to yet another Palin-bashing headline in their “Top News” column. Sarah Palin, we are told is flying into a “New Controversy With Her Book Tour“. The gist of the story: the former Alaska Governor sometimes uses a “Gulfstream II private jet, which rents for $4,000 an hour” to jet between stops as she traverses the country to sell her book.
Wonder if AOL ever had a headline in their top news favorable to this this accomplished and charismatic conservative woman.
In her pointless piece, Dana Chivvis repeats a lie repeatedly told by left-wing critics of the 2008 Republican Vice-Presidential nominee:
Luxuries like the official jet that came with the position, which, as she declared in her acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, she had sold on eBay. (In reality, the plane was sold through an aircraft broker to a businessman, according to FactCheck.org.)
Sorry, Dana, in that speech, Palin never said she sold the plane on eBay. She said, “I put it on eBay.” If Miss Chivvis were interested in reporting honestly on this good woman, instead of looking for excuses to attack her, she might have checked the speech online to make sure she was quoting the Republican accurately. (Or maybe she did and doesn’t understand the difference between putting something on ebay and selling it there.)
To confirm that this featured writer on AOL got her facts wrong, I did a simple google search, “sarah palin speech republican national convention” and, in under a minute, had accessed the speech and found the passage quoted in the previous paragraph.
And since Miss Chivvis is so concerned about Sarah Palin’s supposed hypocrisy for flying a private jet, I’m sure she’ll next be blogging on all those warning us to lower our carbon footprint as they jet around the world on their private planes.