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04 September 2008 @ 10:27 am
Lies, Non-Sequiturs, and Mike Huckabee  
So last night, Mike Huckabee gave us this huge non-sequitur that he's tired of hearing about Sarah Palin's lack of experience and that Sarah Palin got more votes running for Mayor of Wasilla than Joe Biden did running for President. As if that wasn't irrelevant enough, it's also not even true...

Posted: Wednesday, September 03, 2008 9:51 PM by Domenico Montanaro
Filed Under: 2008, Biden, Huckabee, Republican convention

From NBC's Domenico Montanaro
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Mike Huckabee made the claim that Palin got more votes running for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, than Joe Biden got running for president of the United States.

For the record, Joe Biden got 79,754 total votes in the Democratic primaries.

As of the 2000 census, the population of Wasilla was 5,469. It has been reported at currently more than 9,000.

That would mean, conservatively, the entire town of Wasilla would have had to have had a 100% turnout for nine years at 9,000 to top Biden's primary numbers."

I guess by Mike Huckabee's standards, Barack Obama has TONS of experience because he got 18 million votes in the Democratic primary. Congrats Huckster, you've joined Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani on the complete disregard for the truth list.

For the record, I've been generally ignoring the Republican Convention because listening to Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney should be added to the list of things that are considered torture.
(Anonymous) on September 4th, 2008 02:38 pm (UTC)
Ok, so change the word Mayor to Governor but the point will remain the same. She won more votes for a state office than Biden did for a national office.
down_the_middle on September 4th, 2008 02:41 pm (UTC)
So now all that would remain is the elephant sized non-sequitur that experience has anything to do with the number of votes you won....