July 22, 2008
"There is no question about it. Wall Street got drunk... It got drunk and now it's got a hangover. The question is, how long will it (take to) sober up and not try to do all these fancy financial instruments."
President Bush, speaking at a private fundraiser in Houston, Texas after asking attendees to turn off their cameras
Bush caught in a rare unguarded moment at that fundraiser apparently never addressed or apologized for the remark after one of his supporters ignored his request and kept the camera on, and then later leaked it to ABC affiliate KTRK in Houston. The remarks struck some observers as especially ironic considering the president's own history of drinking.