- Mike Pence – U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer
- Dan Quayle – Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off – Billie Holiday
- Gerald Ford – Tubthumping – Chumbawamba
- Joe Biden – I Wanna Touch You – Def Leppard
- Harry Truman – Radioactive – The Firm
Politicians and gaffes go together like kids and puppies; like baseball and apple pie; like marines and STDs. Oddly enough all the stress of being a heartbeat away from becoming the most powerful person in the world must make you do or say a lot of stupid shit. We recognize that some of the people on our list didn’t do the really stupid stuff until after they became president. However, we still included them on the list. We may do a new list with presidential gaffes. After all, tomorrow is another day.
Mike Pence – U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer
Back in July of 2017, Mike Pence was touring a NASA facility as part of being on the committee to get America back into space. There was a display of an expensive looking piece of space stuff very clearly marked: “Critical Hardware – Do NOT Touch”
Guess who thought touching it would be fun.
Dan Quayle – Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off – Billie Holiday
Dan Quayle was visiting Munoz Rivera Elementary School and they had a spelling bee. One of the words was potato. The child spelled it correctly, P-O-T-A-T-O. Mr. Quayle decided to help out the judging and correct(not) the child by telling them it was spelled: P-O-T-A-T-O-E.
Gerald Ford – Tubthumping – Chumbawamba
Mr. Ford fell. A lot. Mr. Ford tripped. A lot. Mr. Ford bumped into things a lot. Chevy Chase made a name for himself imitating Mr. Ford doing these things.
Joe Biden – I Wanna Touch You – Def Leppard
You probably aren’t gonna see a lot of this on CNN or MSNBC, but Mr. Biden is really handsy. I don’t even know if he knows he’s doing it.
Harry Truman – Radioactive – The Firm
Technically Mr. Big Stick was president when he authorized the use of atomic weapons against Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Technically everyone thought that this saved a boat load of American soldiers lives. It probably did. What they don’t tell you is that Japan was probably going to surrender in a couple months anyway as the Soviet Union was about to move it’s focus from Germany in the West to Japan in the East.
Jonathan is a degreed physicist and engineer by day, and amateur entertainer in the evenings. He enjoys studying and performing improvised comedy and writing sketch comedy. When he’s had enough of listening to people complain, you can find him underwater scuba diving where he can’t hear you. It’s like space. No one can hear you, but not because of a vacuum. No. It’s because you can’t talk. So it’s like space, but without the radiation and deadly aliens that burst out of your chest.