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Spectacular political meltdowns

POSTED: 07:50 AM PDT Oct 24, 2011    UPDATED: 10:32 AM PST Jan 24, 2014 

Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges on Friday morning. Take a look at other political meltdowns, scandals and foot-in-mouth moments.

Rep. Don Young
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21-term Alaska Rep. Don Young, 79, discussed his father employing "50-60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes" on his families ranch when he was young. Later the same week, he released a statement explaining the term used to be common when he was growing up, adding, "I know that this term is not used in the same way nowadays and I meant no disrespect."

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