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The Most Embarrassing Moments of Campaign 2008


A running compilation of funny gaffes, crazy antics, and other triumphs in idiocy from the 2008 campaign trail.

Palin Punk'd By Prank Call

A Canadian comedy duo prank calls Sarah Palin and convinces her she's talking to French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Pure comedy gold.

McCain's Tongue Gaffe

John McCain sticks out his tongue at the end of the third presidential debate after walking off stage the wrong way.

Palin on Russia and Putin Flying Over Her

Sarah Palin once again tries to explain why Alaska's proximity to Russia gives her foreign policy experience, and once again embarrasses herself.

Palin Can't Name One Supreme Court Decision

Sarah Palin gets stumped by Katie Couric after being asked to name a Supreme Court decision she disagrees with.

McCain Calls Obama 'That One'

John McCain dismissively refers to Barack Obama as "That One" during the second presidential debate.

Joe Biden: 'Stand Up, Chuck!'

Joe Biden calls upon Missouri state Sen. Chuck Graham to "stand up," despite the fact that he is in a wheelchair.

Obama Claims He's Visited 57 States

At a campaign event in Oregon, Barack Obama says, "I've now been in 57 states -- I think one left to go."

Barack Obama's Bowling Disaster

Barack Obama bowls a 37 while attempting to woo blue collar voters in Pennsylvania.

Joe Biden Garbles Depression History

Joe Biden gets his historical facts mixed up by claiming that Franklin D. Roosevelt got on television in 1929 to talk about the stock market crash, despite the fact that he wasn't president yet and only experimental TV's were in use at the time.

Sarah Palin Can't Explain the VP's Job

During an interview with a Colorado TV station, Sarah Palin gets asked a simple question by a third grader: "What does the vice president do?" She gets it wrong, claiming the vice president is in charge of the Senate.

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