Arizona Governor Jan Brewer must still be red after her opening statements for the state's Gubernatorial debate. Let's just say her words lacked panache, or any information ... or a complete sentence. What, exactly, do you think she was trying to say?
Of course the anti-immigration Gov could go on to sweep this election, especially if history is any indicator. The inarticulate rarely pay a permanent price for their missteps.
Let's take a short walk down memory lane where these politicians flubbed, but managed to succeed in spite of themselves.
Joe Biden is no stranger to the slip of the lip. But his description of candidate Barack Obama as "articulate and clean" seemed like a one-way ticket to out-of-touch ville. Surprise! Joe got the golden VP ticket.
The yee-haw heard 'round the world meant Howard Dean did fail in the short-term. His 2004 presidential bid was suddenly dead in the water. But Dean went on to head the DNC, and ran his successful 50-state strategy in the 2008 election.
It's hard to know where to begin with Sarah Palin. Probably the most humiliating moment came during her series of interviews with Katie Couric. America's Sweetheart turned the VP candidate into a muttering mess simply by asking her what newspapers she read, among other embarrassments. No, Palin and McCain did not take the White House, but Palin is probably the most visible Republican of our time, who will most likely run for the top spot in 2012.
Dan Quayle can't spell potato, but he has managed to be a success in the private sector. Now his son, Ben, is in the election business and has surely benefited from his Veep dad, no matter how poor his language arts education.
Sharron Angle can't keep the crazy inside whether it's while defending BP or re-victimizing rape victims, but sadly, she'll probably be sitting in Congress before we know it.
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