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    Default 10 funny gaffes from American politicians

    1. John Edwards is feeling pretty.



    2. Christine O'Donnell - she's not a witch.



    3. Georgia Congressman fears overpopulation could cause island of Guam to "tip over and capsize".



    4. Mitt Romney - "who let the dogs out?"



    5. Barack Obama - breathalyser for kids with asthma.



    6. George H.W Bush - "we've had some sex".



    7. Dan Quayle - multiple gaffes within 40 seconds.



    8. John Dean's "scream".



    9. George W. Bush and the "one finger victory salute".



    10. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper introduces a "rising sex star" in an elementary school.

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    The Katie Couric Interview with Sarah Palin ......... and Tina Fey
    At times, Tina Fey just repeated what Palin said.

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    One of my all-time favourites happened recently enough in 2010, when former US Senator (and putative Democratic presidential nominee in 2004) Carol Mosely Braun continued the slow-motion destruction of her career and credibility while running for Mayor of Chicago. The race was eventually won easily by Rahm Emmannuel but it got very ugly between the "also-ran" candidates.

    During a town hall debate, Mosely Braun was accused by one of her opponents, city council member Patricia Van Pelt Watkins, of being invisible locally to the extent that she wasn't aware that Braun even lived in the city any more.

    In an astonishing riposte, Mosely Braun said that the reason for this was that Van Pelt-Watkins had been "strung out on crack for the last 20 years".

    The other candidates sat motionless, aghast and ashen-faced as this was going on. It was truly hilarious.


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    That Guam one was truly shocking, nearly as shocking as GWB making President.
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    compare the above with the idiocy of our politicians

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    I know it's not from the US, but there is another famous gaffe attributed to Heinrich Lubke, who was President of West Germany from 1959-69 and was notoriously gaffe-prone as a result of his failing health and memory.

    Apparently in 1962 while addressing a crowd in Monrovia in Liberia, he began a speech by saying: "Ladies and Gentlemen, dear Negroes..."

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    And who can forget all the other gems from recent years!

    1) Governor of South Carolina Mark Sanford's "hike on the Appalachian trail" (he was actually in Argentina having sex with hookers)

    2) Governor of Illinois Rod Blegojevich (that name no-one could pronounce) caught on tape trying to sell President-elect Barack Obama's Senate seat for cash.

    3) An astonishing gaffe by Condoleeza Rice at a dinner in Washington, where she almost referred to GWB as her husband. She said: "As I was telling my husb—" before abruptly stopping herself and continuing "As I was telling President Bush."

    4) An attempt by Barack Obama to court the proletariat at a bowling alley in Pennsylvania which went disastrously wrong when he scored just 37 in a game. As one local told reporters: "He bowls like my four-and-a-half-year-old daughter.". Leno compared Obama's bowling skills to the Special Olympics and had to make a public apology.

    5) Hillary Clinton's false claim that she was under sniper fire during a trip to Bosnia. Remember that one!

    All of these are on YouTube!

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    The Howard Dean one was blown out of all proportion. It's a disgrace that something as silly as that was enough to thwart his bid.

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    Obama after visiting 57 states....

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    most of these were harmless. Hank Johnson however - how the hell did a thick slab of ignorance and stupidity like that get elected? oh wait...

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