9 Political Slips of the Tongue

Pres. George H.W. Bush signs a nuclear nonproliferation treaty with Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev in 1990.
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­Pre­sidents and other politicians have a lot to say and not much time to say it; in their haste, the message often gets lost on its way from the brain to the mouth and comes out in funny, embarrassing, and memorable quotes. Here are 9 favorite political slips of the tongue.