It might not be her Waterloo but Hillary Clinton had her first major blooper this weekend, but Bob Dole and Gerald Ford never got over their public falls. Perhaps inspired by the swift boats for Kerry four flags keeled over at a Clinton speech, to her credit she tried to pick up the flags as they fell, but it was retarded moment none the less.
After a very Presidential-esque news conference – Clinton turned around to leave the reporters and their peppering questions. A staffer swooped open a curtain, and chaos ensued. Four large American flags came crashing in front of Senator Clinton as she headed for the door. In a controlled panic, the staffers and the Senator attempted to catch the flags before they fell to the ground.
In the spirit of bi-partisanship here is the aforementioned Bob Dole fall (Dole ran and lost to Clinton in ’96)
Gerald Ford was a great football player in college, but not so good at walking down airplane steps.