Thursday, September 04, 2008

Republicans Lie About The Silliest Things

Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee got one of the biggest guffaws out of the stagnant crowd at the Republican National Convention Wednesday night when he ridiculed Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee Joe Biden by declaring that Alaska Governor Sarah Palin got more votes running for Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska than Biden got in his entire bid for the presidency this year.

"She got more votes running for Mayor of Wasilla Alaska than Joe Biden got running for President of the United States," crowed Huckabee.

Of course, the only problem is that it's not even close to being true.

According to Google, Biden received over 81,000 votes nationwide during his presidential bid. The entire population of Wasilla, Alaska is a bit over 7,000.

Compared to the hideous direction Republicans have taken this country -- and what they will do in the future if allowed -- this is obviously not at all a big deal.

But we already know they lie about big-ticket items like Iraq -- why lie about silly stuff like this?

I guess it's just an unbreakable habit or something.