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Political Gaffes

By Lauren Vicary - 2012-09-20T17:59:04Z

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This Isn't How They Do It at Baden-Baden

President George W. Bush famously gave Angela Merkel a surprise shoulder rub at the 2006 G-8 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, sending the German chancellor's arms flying up in the air. Clips of the pop-up massage went viral. Asked in 2008 if she expected a spa treatment from presidential candidates John McCain or Barack Obama, Merkel deadpanned, "I wouldn't resist."