The Little Giant Encyclopedia of Leadership Gaffes by David Macfarlane
"If a person doesn't have the capacity that we all want that person to have, I suspect hope is in the far distant future, if at all." --President George W. Bush
No matter how powerful, no matter how rich, leaders from all walks of life make public faux pas from time to time (and some blunder more often than that). That's bad for them, but entertaining for us. From Richard Nixon's "I am not a crook" to Dan Quayle's world-famous "potato" fiasco, here are hundreds of laugh-out-loud gaffes, all categorized for easy reference. The topics include Ability, Authority, Character, Crime, Fidelity, Freedom, Political Correctness, Responsibility, and War. Some of the quotes are laugh-out-loud funny, others just reveal jaw-dropping stupidity.