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25 Hilarious Politician Blunders

Rod Blagojevich Sentencing Inspires List of Political Mishaps

— December 9, 2011 — Pop Culture
In lieu of the Rod Blagojevich sentencing, which the disgraced former Governor of Illinois claims to be “unbelievably sorry” for making “terrible mistakes” by trying to sell a Senate seat formerly held by President Obama, the amount of mishaps, blunders and downright comical moments at the expense of politicians have been occurring more frequently.

Why is it that when a politician stumbles over words (Rick Perry), gets a shoe thrown at them (Dubya) or claims to see Russia from their home state (Sarah Palin), one cannot help but laugh? It is because for a majority of the time, politicians have a persona to uphold, and one that doesn’t involve ducking a size-nine sandal.

What is most hilarious about the Rod Blagojevich sentencing is that the man refuses to admit guilt and is sticking by his story that he “never set out to break the law.” Well, Mr. former Governor of Illinois, last time I checked, you weren’t allow to sell Senate seats for personal financial gain.

Most would say that would be wrong. Kind of like trying to cover up a break-in at the Watergate offices.
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Political Satire Ad Fails
Political Satire Ad Fails
This JesusHatesObama Commercial Didn't Make the Super Bowl Cut
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Overly Honest Politicians
Overly Honest Politicians
'Clint Webb for Senate' from The Whitest Kids U'Know is a Pithy Parody
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Controversial Political Campaigns
Controversial Political Campaigns
Mess With Texas
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Politicians as Reality TV Stars
Politicians as Reality TV Stars
Tom DeLay to Join Cast of "Dancing With the Stars"
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Political Public Apologies
Political Public Apologies
McCain Appears on Letterman After No-Show
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Top 13 Posts Related to George Bush
Top 13 Posts Related to George Bush
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Political Scandals for Cell Phone Marketing
Political Scandals for Cell Phone Marketing
Virgin Mobile Ads Bash Spitzer
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Political Mockery
Political Mockery
Hilary Clinton Singing Becomes Viral on YouTube
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Crude Jokes at Political Events
Crude Jokes at Political Events
Bernie Mac at Obama Fundraiser
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Spoofing Presidents for Human Rights
Spoofing Presidents for Human Rights
Iran, Russia & USA 'Crazy Leaders'
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Political Hair Products
Political Hair Products
Try Blago Shampoo for a Governor-esque Mane
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Mysterious Political Magicians
Mysterious Political Magicians
Mark Stanford's Reappearing Act Reveals Infidelity
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Political Footwear Throwing
Political Footwear Throwing
Bush Shoe Attack in Iraq Shows How Different Cultures React to Anger
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Clueless Politicians
Clueless Politicians
Fox News Exposes Sarah Palin's Geography Blunders
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Ultra Sarcastic Political Ads
Ultra Sarcastic Political Ads
McCains' "Hot Chicks Dig Obama" Campaign
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Political Pin-Ups
Political Pin-Ups
The 2009 Sarah Palin Calendar
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Self-Spoofing Politicians
Self-Spoofing Politicians
Sarah Palin as Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live (SNL)
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Naughty Political Expression
Naughty Political Expression
Nailin' Sarah Palin Movie
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Political Tape Ad
Political Tape Ad
Silencing Bush, Chávez, Sócrates & Berlusconi
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Final Fun With George Bush
Final Fun With George Bush
Political Blunders Will Be Duller
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Political Parodies
Political Parodies
Bush vs. Obama: DOPE Parodies HOPE
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Provocative Political Makeout Ads
Provocative Political Makeout Ads
The Bennetton ‘UNHATE' Campaign Unites World Leaders
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