UPDATE - December 1, 2009: Please see this new post for detailed facts about the flights and Sarah Palin's facebook response!
UPDATE - November 30, 2009:
Joe McGinniss on the "Daily Beast" and following Joe's article, Andrew Sullivan on the "Daily Dish", Huffington Post and CBS News gave us a nice surprise today!
They reported the story about Sarah Palin's "fake bus tour" - the story which started here on Palingates a few days ago with this post!
On this occasion I would like to thank again our reader "snowbilly" who has the distinction of having identified Sarah's plane!
Sarah Palin is a fake, from beginning to end - and the end is near.
In addition, the extensive reporting of "palingates" with regard to Sarah Palin's faked pregnancy with Trig CAN BE READ HERE.
Sarah Palin arrived last night in Tri-Cities, WA, to celebrate Thanksgiving together with her family. According to the local "Bellingham Herald" and TV-station KEPR, she arrived in "her private plane":
So, is it all a happy family, children around the table, relatives, mommy and daddy, celebrating all together?
Wait a moment - daddy? Where is he?
Well - he is...not there!
Sarah told the Bellingham Herald why he is conspicously absent:
PASCO — Sarah Palin is excited to be in the Tri-Cities.
Moments after arriving by private jet Wednesday evening from Orlando, Fla., she told reporters, "It's kind of surreal. But it's really good to be back in the Tri-Cities to reconnect with the roots."
The former Alaska governor's last visit with family here was about a year ago, she said during an impromptu news conference as she held her son Trig and her daughter Piper stood next to her.
"I like the summer here," she said.
Her husband Todd, she added, stayed at home "fixing the roof."
"I need to call him," said Palin, who plans to be in the Tri-Cities through Sunday.
Of course, the roof is leaking! Or it just needs a general overhaul, who knows. Why not fix it yourself on Thanksgiving when the rest of the family takes a trip with the private plane to visit relatives! After all, as Sarah had claimed in the past, Todd apparently had built several things before: A house, a boat...so why not fix the roof?
One reason why Todd doesn't have to spend his valuable time to fix a roof on Thanksgiving could be because the Palins are stinking rich now. The New York Times wrote on November 12, 2009 that Sarah Palin received $ 5 million as an advance payment for the book. So, why not simply call the roofer and let him do it?
But then we know already that when Sarah Palin opens her mouth, very rarely will she be uttering something which is close to the truth. I don't know what Todd is fixing at home, but I am pretty sure it ain't the roof.
There have been rumors that Todd is now living in Palmer together with Willow, however, so far we have not been able to confirm these rumors. What we know for certain is that Willow now attends Colony High School in Palmer.
By the way, the "private plane" with which Sarah flew to Tri-Cities is not the same plane which
she used when traveling to meet Franklin Graham, and which belongs to the Samaritan Purse:
However, the planes share similar markings on the outside, but I don't know yet whether this is a coincidence or not (click to enlarge):
Meeting Franklin Graham:
Arriving in Tri-Cities:
Let's see what "surprising" news and unconvincing explanations come next. ;-)
Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!
Thanks to our reader "snowbilly", we have identified Sarah Palin's private plane which she used for her "bus tour" - so far we can reconstruct all the flight movements back to November 21, 2009.
Sarah Palin is touring around in a Gulfstream II (twin-jet). The flight details of this particular plane can be found HERE.
An extended flight log can be found HERE.
Our reader "snowbilly" tracked down this plane, because he saw in the video from her arrival in Tri-Cities, WA that Sarah used a Gulfstream plane, and he then checked this information with the planes that arrived yesterday in Tri-Cities.
The plane took off from Orlando, FL.
It's definitely Sarah's plane. Here are the other details:
On the evening of the November 21, Sarah signed books in Rochester at 6.00pm.
From the logs we can see that the plane then took off a few hours later from Rochester at 9:43pm and after a short stop in Roanoke, Sarah arrived in Fayetteville, which is just next to Fort Bragg, around midnight on the November 21.
On November 22, Sarah Palin flew to meet Franklin Graham and didn't use this plane. She flew to Asheville, NC in another plane (which belongs to Samaritan Purse), see the video clip above.
On November 23, Palin signed books in Fort Bragg and later in Birmingham, AL.
The flight log shows that she left Fayetteville on the November 23 at 03:40 pm and arrived one hour later in Birmingham, just in time for her book signing.
In the evening, at 08:12, she flew from Birmingham to Orlando, Florida (short stop in Jacksonville), where she appeared the following day.
Yesterday, she flew from Orlando to Tri-Cities, WA.
Here are screenshots (click on pictures to enlarge):
So now we know for certain that it wasn't really a bus tour.
But there is more:
From the website shown above, it can be seen that the Gulfstream II plane belongs to "Universal Jet Aviation, Inc" in Florida.
On their website, they have several planes to offer - including a Gulfstream II which also has the registration 750 which seems to match with "UJT 750" in the flight log, therefore I assume that this is the specific aircraft that Sarah Palin has at her disposal.
Let's have a look what the "tribune of the plebs" uses for travel - CLICK HERE. Screenshot:
On this webpage, you can also download of PDF-brochure with more details regarding this plane - the setup inside which is shown in this picture is slightly different from the picture above, but just as luxurious:
Therefore, it is proven that her big "bus roadshow" is just a fake. Sarah Palin is in fact being carried around with her family on a luxury plane. Sarah, why are we not surprised?
By the way, how is work on the chateau progressing?
First a faked pregnancy, now a fake bus tour! ;-)
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