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Kerry, John
John Kerry botched a Bush punch line so badly, that it may qualify as the political gaffe of the year.

Speaking to college students in Pasadena, California, Kerry said, "You know, education -- if you make the most of it -- you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."

Here's the joke as it was supposed to be delivered: "I can't overstress the importance of a great education. Do you know where you end up if you don't study, if you aren't smart, if you're intellectually lazy? You end up getting us stuck in a war in Iraq. Just ask President Bush."

—Information from,
"Political Humor; John Kerry's Botched Joke",
by Daniel Kurtzman; Thursday, November 2, 2006.
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