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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Fuzzy math

Kudos to The Associated Press' Jim Kuhnhenn for this one:

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told the Republican National Convention on Wednesday that Sarah Palin "got more votes running for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, than Joe Biden got running for president of the United States."

The truth: Palin received 616 votes for mayor in 1996 and 909 in 1999, when she won re-election, for a total of 1,525. Biden's vote total in this year's presidential primaries: 76,165.

Lying on national television is never a good idea, especially in the Internet Age, when it's so easy to verify or disprove claims.



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