The Gaffe Collection: Ron Akin
by Robert Liebman, 2012
Mister Potato(e) Head
When a schoolboy correctly spelled “potato,” George H. W. Bush’s Vice Presidential running mate Dan Quayle intervened, saying that “potato” should end with an e.
Missouri congressman Todd Akin said that rape victims could biologically fend off pregnancy.
Running for a Senate seat in Missouri, Akin said what he meant and believed about abortion, but he ended up on the canvas. He knocked himself out. Continue reading