Sarah Palin Slams 'Luxury Jet'; but Appears Devoted to the Family Super Cub

The day after vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin wowed the country with her address, fact checkers challenged her account of how she disposed of her predecessor's private jet as a cost cutting measure. Referring to the previous Alaska governor's state-funded 1984-vintage Westwind II, Palin said, "That luxury jet was over the top. I put it on eBay." In fact, three attempts to sell the jet on the Internet auction fell short of finding a bidder to meet the reserve. It was ultimately sold through a broker in August 2007, at some $500,000 less than the $2.7 million purchase price in 2005. If Palin appears anti-business jet, she and her husband are apparently sufficiently enamored of their PA-18 Super Cub on floats that they named one of their daughters 'Piper.'