Top Ten Most Embarrassing Political Gaffes

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A number of world officials have made stupid and embarrassing slip-ups that got them in trouble. What is the worst gaffe there is?

The Top Ten

1 George W. Bush tried to calm Angela Merkel down at a G8 meeting with an impromptu back rub

My God... I mean, why would you do that?!?! - PositronWildhawk

2 Obama and Sarkosy said at a press conference that they could not stand the "annoying" Israeli PM, with their microphones on
3 Prince Philip asked an Aboriginal "do you still throw pointed sticks at each other?"

We were having dinner at the time I heard this. Laughed A Lot. Food and mess everywhere. What a wally thing to say! - Britgirl

4 Tony Clement, Canadian Industry Minister, pleaded for "more sex stories" during a speech, meaning "success stories"

This one is SO awful - PositronWildhawk

5 When Paul Rudd worked as a diplomat in China, he said, due to a mistranslation, "Australia and China are enjoying simultaneous orgasms in their relationship."
6 After an earthquake in Italy, Silvio Berlusconi said "Of course their current lodgings are a bit temporary but they should see it like a weekend of camping."
7 Jimmy Carter went to Poland in 1977. Due to a mistranslation, he said that he desired the Poles and wanted to grab Poland's genitals.
8 Mel Lastman, the mayor of Toronto, went to Africa after saying "I just see myself in a pot of boiling water with natives dancing around me."
9 Dick Cheney accidentally shot a campaigner in the face during a quail hunt
10 Prince Philip referred to former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl as "Reichkansler"

The Contenders

11 Minoru Yanagida lost his job as Japanese Justice Minister when he said his job was easy and didn't know why he had it
12 George Bush Sr. caught the flu before throwing up on the Japanese PM
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1. George W. Bush tried to calm Angela Merkel down at a G8 meeting with an impromptu back rub
2. Obama and Sarkosy said at a press conference that they could not stand the "annoying" Israeli PM, with their microphones on
3. Prince Philip asked an Aboriginal "do you still throw pointed sticks at each other?"
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