Reuters journalist and ShortFormBlog contributor Matthew Keys compiled a hugely entertaining list of the worst political gaffes recently made on the job, which incredibly, did not include anything from Obama OR Romney:
Rick Perry’s Brain Freeze at CNBC’s Republican National Debate
“It’s three agencies of government, when I get (to the White House), that are gone: Commerce, Education and the — what’s the third one there? … I can’t. The third one, I can’t. Oops.” Uttered in November 2011, this line became the hallmark for the rest of Perry’s presidential nominee campaign.
Joe Biden’s Foot in Mouth Moment with the Affordable Care Act
As Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, the vice president dropped an F bomb on live television, enthusiastically stating that the passage of the bill was a “big f-ing deal.” It was, of course, the line heard round the world.
For others, please check out the full post on the Fast Track blog.