They may have the most important jobs, but politicians are not the most brightest of the people. Every now and then, they blurt out some of the most stupidest and illogical things and reserve their place in the hall of shame.
Down below are 13 such instances:
"One word probably sums up the responsibility of any vice president, and that one word is 'to be prepared.'"
Dan Quayle, Former Vice President
"I think that gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman."
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Former Governor Of California
"But obviously, we've got to stand with our North Korean allies."
Sarah Palin, Former Governor Of Alaska
"Today, we have two Vietnams, side by side, North and South, exchanging and working."
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee
I have opinions of my own --strong opinions-- but I don't always agree with them."
Former President George W Bush
"My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize."
Congressman Hank Johnson
"Watch a sonogram of a 15-week baby, and they have movements that are purposeful. They stroke their face. If they're a male baby, they may have their hand between their legs. If they feel pleasure, why is it so hard to believe that they could feel pain?"
Senator Michael Burgess
“[T]he Genesis 8:22 that I use in there is that ‘as long as the earth remains there will be seed time and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night.’ My point is, God’s still up there. The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous.”
Senator Jim Inhofe
“When the president does it, that means that it is not illegal.”
Former President Richard Nixon
"Carbon dioxide is portrayed as harmful. But there isn't even one study that can be produced that shows that carbon dioxide is a harmful gas."
Michele Bachmann, member of the House of Representatives
"All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and the Big Bang Theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell."
Paul Broun, Former member of the House 'Science' Committee
"If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."
Todd Akin, Former Chairman of the House 'Science' Committee
"If it's inevitable, just relax and enjoy it."
Republican gubernatorial nominee Clayton Williams' advise to rape victims