George Bush's 25 Most Embarrassing Moments

The Funniest Bush Gaffes of All Time

The definitive rundown of President George W. Bush's most memorable gaffes, bloopers, flubs and brain lapses.

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An Iraqi journalist throws his shoes at President Bush during a news conference in Baghdad. Hilarity ensues.

02
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Bush Shows Off His Dance Moves

President Bush gets down and boogies with African dancers at an event for Malaria awareness.

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Bush Gropes Germany's Chancellor

While attending a G-8 summit, President bush gives German Chancellor Angela Merkel a creepy, uninvited neck rub. Watch video of the incident and view the frame-by-frame pictures.

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Bush Can't Stop Thinking of New Ways to Harm Our Country

President Bush declares, "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."

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Bush Has No Exit Strategy

President Bush tried to escape from a news conference in Beijing after facing hostile questions from reporters, only to be thwarted by locked doors.

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Bush Jokes About Failure to Find WMDs in Iraq

As part of a bizarre comedy skit at the 2004 Radio & TV Correspondents' Association dinner, Bush shows a series of photos depicting him searching for those elusive WMD's in the White House.

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Bush Can't Get Fooled Again

Watch video of President Bush saying, "There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again."

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Bush Gets Violated By a Turkey

President Bush gets a surprise while pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey.

09
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Bush Tells Brownie He's Doing 'A Heck of a Job'

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Bush tells FEMA director Michael Brown, "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job."

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Letterman's Top 10 George W. Bush Moments

David Letterman entertains the crowd at the annual White House Correspondents' dinner by presenting the "Top Ten Favorite George W. Bush Moments," featuring a video highlight reel of classic Bush bloopers.

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Bush Declares Himself 'The Decider'

President Bush declares, "I'm the decider, and I decide what is best. And what's best is for Don Rumsfeld to remain as the Secretary of Defense."

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As a candidate, George W. Bush once asked, "Is our children learning?" Now he has an answer: "Childrens do learn."

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Bush Hears 'Rumors on the Internets'

During a 2004 presidential debate, Bush declares, "I hear there's rumors on the Internets that we're going to have a draft."

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Bush Gives a One-Fingered Victory Salute

During the later months of Bush's term as Texas governor, Bush tapes an interview at an Austin television station and flips off the camera.

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Jay Leno: "President Bush was munching on some pretzels when he choked and fainted. All this time we were worrying about Osama bin Laden, turns out he was almost done-in by Mr. Salty."

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In his parting words to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy at his final G-8 Summit, Bush says "Goodbye from the world's biggest polluter," punching the air and grinning widely as the two leaders looked on in shock.

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Bush Falls Off Segway Scooter

President Bush falls off a Segway scooter, despite the fact that it is designed to be effortless and idiot-proof.

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Bush Drops His Dog

President Bush drops hid dog Barney, to the horror of onlooking children.

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Bush Says Queen Visited America in 1776

Bush inadvertently mocked Queen Elizabeth II, saying at a welcoming ceremony that she first visited America in 1776.

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A microphone picks up President Bush swearing with a mouth full of food while talking to British Prime Minister Tony Blair at the G-8 Summit.

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Bush Reads 'My Pet Goat' During 9/11 Attacks

Bush sits in a Florida classroom on the morning of Sept. 11 reading "Met Pet Goat" to school children for 5 minutes after he was told that the second World Trade Center tower had been hit and that America was under attack.

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Bush Asks for a Potty Break at UN Meeting

President Bush writes a note to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during a UN General Assembly meeting, September 14, 2005: "I think I MAY NEED A BATHroom break. Is this possible?"

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Bush Bores a Boy to Pieces

Watch amusing footage of President Bush speaking at a campaign rally while in the background a 13-year-old boy is seen yawning uncontrollably, twisting his head from side to side, checking his watch, and looking thoroughly bored.

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During his debate with John Kerry, Bush is caught on camera smirking, sighing, eye-rolling, lip-pursing, jaw-clenching, scowling, squinting, slouching, and pouting in this amusing video compilation.

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Bush Picks His Nose at a Rangers Game

Watch priceless video footage of George W. Bush picking his nose at a Texas Rangers game.