Ask FactCheck: Week ending September 12

September 12, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
FactCheck.org answers your questions about U.S. politics.

September 12, 2008

Question: Is that a real photo of Sarah Palin holding a rifle and wearing a bikini?

It's a fake - Palin's head on the body of a woman who posed for it in 2004 as a joke. We have the full story of how this image was created and spread like a virus, fooling many.

Question: Does McCain want to ban "all" abortions?

He has said he favors a Constitutional amendment that would outlaw abortion. He would allow exceptions in cases of rape, incest or when the life of the mother is at stake.

Question: Did Sarah Palin sell the Alaska governor's jet on eBay?

The jet was placed on eBay for sale, but it wasn't purchased from the site. The plane was eventually sold through an aircraft broker to businessman Larry Reynolds for less than the asking price and the original cost.

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