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The dumbest things politicians have said — (Jim Gearhart podcast)

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Jim admits — sometimes he gives politicians a hard time.

“I thought I would do justice to this much-maligned group — well mostly maligned by me,” Jim says in the latest installment of the Jim Gearhart Show podcast, available here, on iTunes and Google Play.

And Jim understands why politicians might get upset if he puts words in their mouths. So this week, he’s going straight to the sources, recounting some of the most profound things our great leaders have said.

Who can forget that time Dan Quayle called the Holocaust “an obscene period in our nation’s history?”

“No, not our nation’s, but in World War II,” the former vice president continued. “I mean, we all lived in this century. I didn’t live in this century, but in this century’s history.”

Jim’s glad he cleared that one up.

And let’s not forget this stirring account from the first President George Bush: “For seven and a half years I’ve worked alongside [President Reagan]. We’ve had triumphs. Made some mistakes. We’ve had some sex … uh … setbacks.”

Get that picture out of your head.

It’s not just Republicans who put their feet in their mouths. They say presidents, no matter who supports them, lead the entire nation. Barack Obama, on the campaign trail in 2008, endeavored to do that and then some.

“Over the last 15 months we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States,” the future forty-fourth president said. “I’ve now been in fifty … seven states? I think one left to go. One left to go.”

That’s just the start.

And it’s just part of what Jim takes on in the latest installment of his podcast. Check out the full episode below to hear the rest. Email Jim at Jim@NJ1015.com.

The Jim Gearhart Podcast is available every week on New Jersey 101.5 and in the New Jersey 101.5 app. You can also subscribe with your favorite podcasting app for iPhones, Android devices or your computer:

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Love podcasts? Also check out Forever 39, Annette and Megan’s new podcast about turning 40 — and loving life along the way. This week, they explore open relationships and under-tipping. We promise, those are different segments.

Also: The New ‘Jersey’ Guys, Chris and Dan, wonder whether college athletes have a right to make some money for their skills. In Speaking Millennial, Dog the Bounty Hunter and wife Beth join the gang for a talk on fighting crime — and Chris Christie.

— Townsquare Media staff

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