ANCHORAGE, Alaska (The Adobo Chronicles, Washington Bureau) – Former U.S. Vice Presidential candidate and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin today called Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte a “copycat.”
Palin was reacting to a recent statement by Duterte that he was going to sell the presidential yatcht and convert the presidential choppers into air ambulances.
“Duterte should have at least given me credit for my original idea,” Palin said.
During her acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in 2008, Palin said that she put up the governor’s jetplane — acquired by her predecessor — for auction in eBay. She said she believed that the plane is just one thing that taxpayers should not be paying for.
While the plane was really put on eBay for sale, 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.
Palin is rumored to be one of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s pick for his vice presidential running mate.
Trump, on the other hand, has been referred to as the “Duterte of the West.”