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Palin: Just Plane Folks

December 3, 2009

Palin: Just Plane Folks

Mrs. Sarah Palin, who once held a temp job as Alaska’s governor and got elected as a small town mayor so she could hire a city manager to do her job for her, has learned from all those grueling months in public life. Her recent running mate, presidential candidate Senator John McCain, rented a campaign bus to reach out to the hoi polloi, but actually travelled on a private jet owned by his wife, a millionaire beer baroness.

Mrs. Palin is campaigning to sell “her” book (ghost-written by Christian magazine editor Lynn Vincent) with a tour bus  that drives to Sam’s clubs and strip malls across the USA.  The bus on this “road trip” is so highly decorated that you can’t even see if Mrs. Palin is aboard.  That’s handy, because she isn’t.

Mrs. Palin is actually travelling on (you guessed it) a private jet that rents for $4,000 an hour. The aircraft is reported to be a Gulfstream II with two Rolls-Royce Spey 511-8 turbofan engines, a 4,123 mile range, and a top speed of 581 mph. Technical specifications for the Palin tour bus are not available.