For every genius creation, there’s some spark that somehow goes unchecked, gets green-lighted and leads to anger, embarrassment and humiliation. Let’s examine a few of the highlights from this year, so far (no, Rep. Anthony Weiner’s errant tweets were so last year). Send us your thoughts in the comments section below.
1. A night out in Cartagena In retrospect, members of President Obama's Secret Service advance team for a Colombia conference might have kept their wedding rings on when the plane went wheels up from the United States. Instead, the president's protectors and other U.S. personnel endured endless coverage of an alcohol-fueled night with prostitutes that turned wild — and rancorous. Pedro Mendoza/AP Buy Photo