It was the f-bomb heard around the world.

Vice President Joe Biden made headlines this week when he was overheard telling President Obama that the passage of the health care reform bill was a "big f'ing deal." Biden's open-mic gaffe may be the most recent slip up, but he is hardly alone among politicians who have been caught making comment not meant for public consumption.

The Huffington Post has compiled some of the most embarrassing political open-mic gaffes:

The Most Embarrassing Political Open-Mic Gaffes

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