Political Slips of the Tongue

September 24, 2009 at 12:53 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
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1. Ronald Reagan

­As president, Ronald Reagan sometimes veered from his carefully written speeches with disastrous results. In 1988, when trying to quote John Adams, who said, “Facts are stubborn things,” Reagan slipped and said, “Facts are stupid things.”
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richard nixon

3. Richard Nixon
“You don’t know how to lie. If you can’t lie, you’ll never go anywhere.”
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5. Texas House Speaker Gib Lewis
“I want to thank each and every one of you
for having extinguished yourselves this session.”
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6. Dan Quayle
“This president is going to lead us out of this
recovery.”
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9. George H. W. Bush
While
campaigning in 1988, Bush described serving as Ronald Reagan’s vice
president this way: “For seven and a half years I’ve worked alongside
President Reagan. We’ve had triumphs. Made some mistakes. We’ve had
some sex . . . uh . . . setbacks.”

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