POLITICS
08/22/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Rep. Foxx: "Fool Me Once, Shame On You. Fool Me Twice, Shame On You." (VIDEO)

Yesterday, speaking from the floor of the House, Rep. Virginia Foxx stumbled into some tricky rhetorical territory. Using her pen for emphasis, she declared, "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on you." (h/t Media Matters)

Rep. Foxx isn't the first Republican to have gotten into trouble with the "fool me once" phraseology. In 2002, "W" Bush said: "There's an old saying in Tennessee -- I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee -- that says, fool me once, shame on -- shame on you. Fool me -- you can't get fooled again."