Bush: Open mic, insert foot

<b> <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT000857" title="George W. Bush" href="/topic/politics-government/government/presidents-of-the-united-states/george-w.-bush-PEPLT000857.topic">President George W. Bush</a>:</b> A repeat offender. During the 2000 presidential campaign, a microphone picked up Bush referring to <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP010822" title="The New York Times" href="/topic/arts-culture/mass-media/news-media/the-new-york-times-ORCRP010822.topic">New York Times</a> reporter Adam Clymer as a "major league [expletive]." And while attending the G-8 summit in 2006, Bush was caught cursing and telling British Prime Minister <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST000223" title="Tony Blair" href="/topic/politics-government/government/tony-blair-PEHST000223.topic">Tony Blair</a> that he blamed Syria for Hezbollah's actions against Israel.

( Associated Press image / July 23, 2008 )

President George W. Bush: A repeat offender. During the 2000 presidential campaign, a microphone picked up Bush referring to New York Times reporter Adam Clymer as a "major league [expletive]." And while attending the G-8 summit in 2006, Bush was caught cursing and telling British Prime Minister Tony Blair that he blamed Syria for Hezbollah's actions against Israel.

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