Spectacular political meltdowns

POSTED: 07:50 AM PDT Oct 24, 2011    UPDATED: 12:38 PM PDT Sep 04, 2014 

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife have been found guilty of federal corruption charges. Take a look at other political meltdowns, scandals and foot-in-mouth moments.

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Sarah Palin may be the darling of the tea party movement, but a series of interviews she did with Katie Couric as John McCain's running mate in 2008 were less than impressive. She couldn't name any Supreme Court decisions or any periodicals that she read. Clips were watched by millions on YouTube and the interviews were parodied on "Saturday Night Live."

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