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The Baltimore Sun

Best: Mike Huckabee and Cindy McCain non sequiturs

Best: Mike Huckabee and Cindy McCain mystifying metaphors Mike Huckabee, a respected public speaker, Southern Baptist minister and Fox News commentator, reeled in his audience Wednesday night with a speech about a plucky teacher, missing school desks and veterans. But the uplifting metaphors may have started to unravel when Huckabee stated that Gov. Sarah Palin got more votes running for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, than Joe Biden got running for president of the United States. Huckabee's stretch was later brought down to earth when MSNBC fact-checked the creative comparison and found that 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. Similarly, Cindy McCain may have left ABC viewers confused when she defended Palin's national security experience. "Remember, Alaska is the closest part of our continent to Russia," she told George Stephanopoulos, echoing Fox News host Steve Doocy's creative take on Palin's international experience. – Rebecca Snavely Keith Bedford / Bloomberg News