March 15, 2010 | | Leave a comment Politics is a fascinating industry. Some representative or president is always willing to say something embarrassing or offensive. They earn the public’s rebuke and then we move onto the next scandal. Luckily, each of these officials also comes equipped with a full arsenal of aides, assistants, and PR agents to smooth over their gaffes. To celebrate our favorite misspeaking politicians and their long-suffering assistants and agents, here are the 9 dumbest things American politicians have said, courtesy of ClassesandCareers.com, a free college information service: 1. Obama could be a successful presidential candidate because he is “light skinned” speaks with “no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.” – Harry Reid 2. “During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet.” – Al Gore 3. “I suppose I could have stayed home, baked cookies, and had tea.” – Hillary Clinton 4. “If you can’t lie, you’ll never go anywhere.” – Richard Nixon 5. “I can see Russia from my house.” – Sarah Palin 6. “Ethnic purity” in discussing neighborhoods. – Jimmy Carter 7. “Eight more days and I can start telling the truth again.” – Dwight Eisenhower 8. “I can spend your money better than you can.”Â – Bill Clinton 9. “I’ve abandoned free market principles to save the free market system.”Â – George W. Bush Those interested in careers as politicians, political aides, campaign managers, or PR agents should earn a college degree in political science, law, business management, communications, public relations, or English. ClassesandCareers.com offers a free service that connects visitors to advisors at the top online colleges and universities. In minutes, users can get their questions answered about schools, degree programs, and financial aid by simply filling out a form.