Rolling Stone has compiled a nice list of myths about Sarah Palin.
1. THE MYTH: "She took the luxury jet that was acquired by her predecessor and sold it on eBay. And made a profit!" – John McCain, at a campaign stop in Wisconsin
THE FACTS: No one bought the jet online. It was eventually sold through an aircraft broker – at a loss to taxpayers of nearly $600,000.
2. THE MYTH: "I told the Congress 'Thanks, but no thanks' on that Bridge to Nowhere." – Sarah Palin, convention speech
THE FACTS: Supported the infamous pork project in her 2006 run for governor, even after Congress had killed the bridge; derided its opponents as "spinmeisters." Reversed her stance a year later – but kept the money, doling out the $223 million in federal funds to other pork projects throughout the state.
3. THE MYTH: "We ... championed reform to end the abuses of earmark spending by Congress." – Sarah Palin, convention speech
THE FACTS: As mayor, employed a lobbyist who also worked for Jack Abramoff to secure $27 million in pork spending for Wasilla – more than $4,000 per resident. In her two years as governor, requested $453 million in earmarks. Alaska ranks first in the nation for pork, raking in seven times the national average.
The Truth About Sarah Palin
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