Spectacular political meltdowns

Published On: Oct 24 2011 09:50:20 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 28 2014 10:17:24 AM CDT

New York Rep. Michael Grimm has been indicted on 20 charges related to tax fraud. Take a look at other political meltdowns, scandals and foot-in-mouth moments.

Carl Paladino 2010
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Republican Carl Paladino, running for governor in New York in 2010, had a couple of notable moments during his campaign. Newsweek reported that he was caught on tape threatening to "take out" a columnist from the New York Post. He also gained national attention for comments on how children are "brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid and successful option." He apologized for the comment but lost the election.

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