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Top political blunders caught on tape

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The controversy surrouning Mitt Romney's comments made on an open camera are nothing new to politics. Here are some other notable blunders involving open microphones:


Prior to his weekly radio address, President Ronald Reagan warming up stated:
"My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes."


Then-Presidential candidate George W. Bush was recorded saying to VP candidate Dick Cheney at a labor day speech in Illinois:
"There's Adam Clymer, major league asshole from the New York Times"

While lobbying for Paris to host the 2012 Olympics, French President Jacques Chirac was caught critiquing Paris's rival London:
"The only thing that they have ever done for European agriculture is mad cow disease. You cannot trust people who have such bad cuisine."

April 2008

At a fundraiser in San Francisco then presidential canddiate Barack Obama was caught saying that some people:
"Get bitter, they cling to their guns or religion or antipahty toward people who aren't like them..."

July 2008

Following up on his criticism that then-Presidential candidate Barack Obama "talked down to people" Rev. Jesse Jackson stated unknowingly into a TV microphone:
"I want to cut his nuts off."

March 2010

While congratulating President Obama on signing the health care overhaul legislation, Vice President Joe Biden was overheard whispering to Obama:
"This is a big f------ deal."

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Yeah, but that last one is pretty f-cking sweet.

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