Air Force 2 for sale on E-Bay?

My flight from Chicago to Oklahoma City was delayed yesterday because our flight crew was late arriving.  So, I got to watch audience reactions to Sarah Palin's speech.  This was a flight to one of the reddest of red states, yet there was only one person really engrossed in the CNN broadcast of the speech.  Most of the passengers were milling around, simply dipping in-and-out of the speech.  And only one of these sporadic viewers was a woman -- the rest of the women were simply not interested.  So, based on my small sample of a captive audience, the enthusiasm factor outside the convention hall for the Republican ticket is quite low.

One of Palin's statements, though, caught my attention.  This is where Palin was laying out her reformer creds.  Now that her story of having opposed the bridge to nowhere has been shown to be a lie, she had to find another instance of being a reformer.  She chose to point out that she put the governor's luxury jet for sale on E-bay.

Two points:
  1. Selling the governor's jet is mindless populism.  Alaska is eight hours away from the mainland, so it is probably worthwhile to have ready transport.  After all, you don't want the governor unavailable and twiddling her thumbs for a whole workday every time she goes to the mainland for a meeting.  Even a frugal CEO like Warren Buffet owns a corporate jet for this reason.
  2. Does this mean that Air Force 2 is going to be sold on E-Bay if Palin becomes Vice President?  How about Air Force 1? Will it go on sale if McCain dies in office?
UPDATE:  It turns out that even this story was a bit weasely and relied on very careful wording.  Even McCain understood wrong (as the audience was supposed to).  McCain  said "You know what I enjoyed the most? She took the luxury jet that was acquired by her predecessor and sold it on eBay -- made a profit".  She actually sold it for a loss of half-a-million dollars, using a broker.  The eBay listing was only a publicity stunt.

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