Senator John Kerry made the term botch a dominant part of U.S. vocabulary recently by being a prime example of a botcher
On Tuesday, October 31, 2006; Democrat Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts, told a group of students in Pasadena, California:
Kerry subsequently insisted that he "botched" the delivery of the joke; he meant to say, "You get US stuck in Iraq; just ask President Bush."
"Of course, I'm sorry about a botched joke," Kerry said Wednesday (November 1, 2006) on MSNBC. "You cannot get into the military today if you do badly in school." He accused President Bush of twisting his words.