A saucy, perfectly delivered retort by Democratic vice presidential candidate Lloyd Bentsen didn't hurt the Bush-Quayle ticket. But it dogged Dan Quayle for the rest of his political career.
Food might seem like an easy way to appeal to the masses. But when politicians wade into local food customs, they do so at their own risk.
Robert Mugabe is no novice when it comes to reading wrong speeches. But he is in good company.