NPR logo

Mississippi Wants To Unload Jet On eBay

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/100049991/100049990" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Mississippi Wants To Unload Jet On eBay

Diversions

Mississippi Wants To Unload Jet On eBay

Mississippi Wants To Unload Jet On eBay

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/100049991/100049990" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

In these hard times, many states are reduced to selling government property. The state House voted Thursday to sell a jet. Valued at $3.7 million, it's been used to fly Gov. Haley Barbour. If the state senate approves, the jet will be sold on eBay. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin made headlines when she tried unsuccessfully to sell her state's jet on eBay.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. In these hard times, many states are reduced to selling government property, like desks and police cruisers. Mississippi plans to sell a jet. Valued at $3.7 million, it's been used to fly Governor Haley Barbour around. If the state senate approves, Mississippi will offer the jet on eBay. That's something Alaska's governor, Sarah Palin, famously did. Mostly lost in that story: The Alaska state jet didn't sell on eBay. It's Morning Edition.

Copyright © 2009 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.

Related NPR Stories