Palin attacks media for criticising her private plane use

December 2nd, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI  

Sarah Palin Washington, Dec.2 (ANI): Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has attacked media outlets for reporting on her traveling on private jet rather than on the bus on her continuing book tour.

“What is this news ’story’? That I fly on an airplane to complete some of the stops on my book tour when it’s impractical or physically impossible to reach the next event on time by bus,” The Politico quoted the former Republican vice presidential candidate as writing on her Facebook page.

“The media showed the same out-of-proportion obsession with my personal arrangements, clothes and hairstyles last year instead of focusing on the crucial issues involving the election,” she said.

Palin arrives at each stop on her book tour in a campaign-style bus covered with a picture of her memoir on the sides and does travel between some stops on her bus.

But as the anti-Palin blog Palingates first reported last week, the former Alaska governor travels between some stops on a Gulfstream II jet paid for by her publisher, HarperCollins.

The story was prominently featured by several left-leaning websites on Monday, including the Huffington Post and has received attention from MSNBC and CBS.

Palin wrote Tuesday that the decision to fly to some book signings was made by HarperCollins because “traveling by plane between some stops would save time and energy and allow me to go to more events.” (ANI)

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