"When my sister and I were growing up, there was never any doubt in our minds that men and women were equal, if not more so."-- Vice President and presidential candidate Al Gore (D-TN), August 12, 2000 [NY Times: THE 2000 CAMPAIGN: THE VICE PRESIDENT; Gore Confronted by a New Issue: Playboy (August 12, 2000)].
Comment: Gore was probably trying to be emphatic about how little doubt he and his sister had that men and women were equal, but instead wound up putting the emphasis in the wrong place. "More so than equal"? What does that even mean? You can't make the relationship of equality stronger.
"I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family".-- Presidential candidate Gov. George W. Bush (R-TX), January 27, 2000.
Comment: Bush here is probably trying to choose between saying, "I know how hard it is for you to put food on the table", and "I know how hard it is for you to get food for your family", and instead winds up combining the two.
"Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?"-- Presidential candidate Gov. George W. Bush (R-TX), January 11, 2000.
Comment: This ungrammatical utterance is particularly funny because of its reference to education.