Numerologists and “Spinal Tap” fans take note: It’s 11/11/11.
In honor of Nigel Tufnel Day, we’re going to go to 11 in our own way--with our list of the 11 Most Excruciating Political Moments (So Far) of 2011.
In reverse chronological order, here are our selections. Note: June was a big month.
The longest 53 seconds of Rick Perry’s life:
President Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy forget their microphones are on.
And we are all reminded of how Obama got a lecture from Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu on national television last May:
Mitt Romney tells a heckler at the Iowa State Fair: “Corporations are people, my friend.”
Rep. Michele Bachmann mixes up movie icon John Wayne and serial killer John Wayne Gacy.
What Obamaneycare? Tim Pawlenty whiffs a big question at a debate in New Hampshire.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin takes a midnight ride with the facts about Paul Revere:
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) tweets his political career into oblivion:
Celebrity mogul Donald Trump spouts birther theories as he flirts with a presidential run, which forces Obama to release his long-form birth certificate.
With a government shutdown looming, Senate majority leader Harry Reid mans the barricades for ... cowboy poetry.