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  • Greg Cannon
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080516/ap_on_el_pr/huckabee_obama;_ylt=Ap.wJWHls_I_V_yjwQTEpWqWwvIE Huckabee quips about gun aimed at Obama By BRETT BARROUQUERE,
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      Huckabee quips about gun aimed at Obama

      By BRETT BARROUQUERE, Associated Press Writer 1 hour,
      12 minutes ago

      LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Republican Mike Huckabee responded
      to an offstage noise during his speech to the National
      Rifle Association by suggesting it was Barack Obama
      diving to the floor because someone had aimed a gun at
      him.

      Hearing a loud noise and interrupting his speech,
      Huckabee said: "That was Barack Obama. He just tripped
      off a chair. He's getting ready to speak and somebody
      aimed a gun at him and he — he dove for the floor."

      There were only a few murmurs in the crowd after the
      remark.

      The Obama campaign had no comment.

      Huckabee, who sought the GOP presidential nomination,
      won the leadoff Iowa caucuses and seven other states.
      But he dropped out after Sen. John McCain, the likely
      nominee, piled up a series of big victories. An
      ordained Baptist minister, Huckabee attracted strong
      support among religious conservatives.

      He and former GOP candidate Mitt Romney addressed the
      NRA convention Friday as did McCain.

      Huckabee's comments came during a nearly 20-minute
      speech in which he suggested gun education should
      start early. He also criticized the Democratic
      presidential candidates, saying neither Obama nor
      rival Hillary Rodham Clinton would fight to defend an
      individual's right to own a gun.

      "I'm not sure Senator Obama or Senator Clinton really
      get it," Huckabee said.
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