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I want to make sure everybody who has a job wants a job
--George Bush, during his first Presidential campaign

This is a great day for France!
--Richard Nixon, while attending Charles De Gaulle's funeral

Now, like, I'm President. It would be pretty hard for some drug guy to come
into the White House and start offering it up, you knows? ... I bet if they did,
I hope I would say, 'Hey, get lost. We don't want any of that.'
--George Bush, talking about drug abuse to a group of students

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.
--George Bush

I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy.
But that could change.
--Dan Quayle

Hawaii has always been a very pivotal role in the Pacific. It is in
the Pacific. It is a part of the United States that is an island that is right
here.
--Dan Quayle during a visit to Hawaii in 1989

What a waste it is to lose one's mind--or not to have a mind. How true that
is.
--Dan Quayle addressing the United White College Fund

I am honored today to begin my first term as the Governor of Baltimore-that
is Maryland.--William Donald Schaefer, first inaugural address

The caribou love it. They rub against it and they have babies. There are more
caribou in Alaska than you can shake a stick at.
--George Bush, on the Alaska pipeline

I hope I stand for anti-bigotry, anti-Semitism, anti-racism. This is what
drives me.
--George Bush

If I listened to Michael Dukakis long enough I would be convinced that we're
in an economic downturn and people are homeless and going without food and
medical attention and that we've got to do something about the unemployed.
--Ronald Reagan

My fellow Americans, I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever.
We begin bombing in five minutes.
--Ronald Reagan, about to go on the air for a radio broadcast, unaware that
the microphone was already on

Mars is essentially in the same orbit. Mars is somewhat the same distance
from the sun, which is very important. We have seen pictures where there are
canals, we believe, and water. If there is water, that means there is oxygen. If
oxygen, that means we can breathe.
--Dan Quayle

Now we are trying to get unemployment to go up and I think we're going to
succeed.
--Ronald Reagan

AND GREAT MOMENTS IN POLITICAL DEBATES: Walter Mondale: George Bush doesn't
have the manhood to apologize. Bush: Well, on the manhood thing, I'll put mine
up against his any time.

FOREIGN GOOFS

Bite the wax tadpole.
-- Coca-Cola as originally translated into Chinese

Pepsi brings your ancestors back from the grave.
-- ad slogan Pepsi Comes Alive as originally translated into Chinese

I am a jelly doughnut
--English translation of John F. Kennedy speaking at the Berlin Wall

We pray for MacArthur's erection.
--sign erected by Japanese citizens in Tokyo, when MacArthur was considering a
run for President

You are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid.
--from a guest directory at a Japanese hotel, 1991

It takes a virile man to make a chicken pregnant.
--Perdue chicken ad, as mistranslated abroad

MISCELLANEOUS

I'm not against the blacks and a lot of the good blacks will attest to
that.--Evan Mecham, then governor of Arizona

Nixon has been sitting in the White House while George McGovern has been
exposing himself to the people of the United States.--Frank Licht, then
governor of Rhode Island, campaigning for McGovern in 1972

Retraction: The 'Greek Special' is a huge 18 inch pizza and not a huge 18
inch penis, as described in an ad. Blondie's Pizza would like to apologize for
any confusion Friday's ad may have caused.
--correction printed in The Daily Californian

Winfield goes back to the wall. He hits his head on the wall and it rolls
off! It's rolling all the way back to second base! This is terrible thing for
the Padres!
--Jerry Coleman, Padres radio announcer

I want you to take your balls in your hand and bounce them on the floor and
then throw them as high as you can. Now, have you all got your balls in your
hands?
--announcer of children's radio show Life With Mother to her audience
[Tag]:Political Speech Goofs
[Time]:5/9/2010
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