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19 Times American Politicians Tried To Look Normal And Failed

Oh, I see what you were trying to do there.

Posted on June 5, 2014, at 3:52 p.m. ET

1. Obama with a gun.

Via Pete Souza/The White House

2. Mitch McConnell with a gun.

AP Photo/Susan Walsh

"Who am I?"

*stands nervously*

*plays with jacket*

The video is so awkward, please watch.

3. George W. Bush trying to hold his dog.

4. Bob Dole trying to shake someone's hand.

5. Joe Biden trying to have professional interactions with women.

6. Harry Reid attempting to care about a younger generation's music.

Facebook: HarryReid / Via Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision / AP

7. H.W. Bush trying to bowl.

8. Obama trying to hug someone who has worked for him for 3 1/2 years.

You're doing it wrong.

9. When Mitch McConnell smiled and tried to not look creepy.

Larry Downing / Reuters / Reuters

10. When Nancy Pelosi tried manual labor.

It was awkward for everyone.

Boehner came to assist and Pelosi almost had a heart attack.

"Oh, what is that?"


11. John Kerry vs. soccer ball.

12. Barack Obama throwing a pitch so wide it went outside the camera frame.

13. Rand Paul riding the metro.


14. Hillary dancing.


15. Gary Bauer trying to make a pancake.

16. Joe Biden trying to eat.

17. George W. Bush meeting bald men...

...and doing this.

18. Obama trying to get a kiss out of his wife and getting rejected on a jumbotron.

And then they just sat and fidgeted like an awkward, middle school couple.

While Biden made fun of them.

And it was so terrible the jumbotron operators switched cameras.

19. When John Boehner wished Rep. Donna Edwards luck...

Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call


Inspired by our awkward political friends across the pond.

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