Friday, August 11, 2006
Greatest Political Gaffes
I've been asked to write a piece on great political gaffes, following Dr Ian Gibson's in-breeding comments. I don't just want to rehearse the usual hackneyed examples of politicians putting their feet in their mouths and want to restrict it to examples of occasions when politicians have insulted their country, their hosts, their constituents or their opponents and then been forced to apologise. I've got a whole bookshelf of books to go through (half of them Australian!) but should you, dear readers, have any great examples which I might not think of, do put them in the comments section.