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The Bimbo Memo© recognizes dumb public comments made during the year. It is a reminder that repeating negative words only reinforces the negative message as well as misses the opportunity to convey the right message to the reader or listener.

06.06.17

BIMBO Nominees for June 2017

This month our top two BIMBOs are international, demonstrating the global temptation to repeat and deny negatives. Additional BIMBOs from a Preakness trainer, a Harvard graduate and an Arizona sheriff. A BIMBO plus a great prop from West Virginia’s governor…more 


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05.05.17

BIMBO Nominees for May 2017

What a month! We have BIMBOs from Rep. Devin Nunes, rapper Ja Rule, former Obama adviser Susan Rice, Speaker Paul Ryan and an Idaho county prosecutor. We have examples of The Wrong Thing to Say from Press Secretary Sean Spicer,…more 

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04.05.17

BIMBO Nominees for April 2017

No April Fools here, we really did have this many BIMBOs! Throughout all our different categories we have running themes: executives, those in the political sphere and Twitter examples dominate this month. We also offer leadership advice, our favorite video…more 

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03.02.17

BIMBO Nominees for March 2017

There are many useful examples this month! More BIMBO comments and examples from all levels of American politics as well as an Italian prosecutor, the usually perfect Bill Kristol and the never perfect Arnold Schwarzenegger. Sen. Rand Paul does a…more 

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02.01.17

BIMBO Nominees for January 2017 and February 2017

Lots of examples in this memo! Additional BIMBOs from the general secretary of Britain’s largest trade union, an IBM executive, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) unintentionally revealing the Democrats’ underlying problems, the CEO of Fiat Chrysler, former Gov. Jeb Bush, a…more 

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12.08.16

BIMBO Nominees for December 2016

Is the election over? Although we still have some lingering campaign BIMBOs, we hope you enjoy a respite from the red and blue. Additional BIMBOs from legendary hedge fund founder Ray Dalio, San Francisco 49ers quarterback and resident kneeler Colin…more 

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11.02.16

BIMBO Nominees for November 2016

You may have caught Merrie on Facebook Live at the Newseum last week. ICYMI, it’s a great introduction to this new technology and a reminder of the ways your audiences are now seeking to engage. We don’t have as many…more 

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10.06.16

BIMBO Nominees for October 2016

Another banner month for verbal blunders! BIMBOs from Fed Chairman Yellen, Michigan Football Coach Jim Harbaugh, an Emory ethnobotanist and Maine Governor LePage. Wrong Thing to Say features the colorful Philippines president with the addition of an A+ response by…more 

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09.06.16

BIMBO Nominees for September 2016

Summer is officially winding down, but our BIMBO comments continue to ramp up. This month we have Russian fans and a Russian businessman, the CEO of Microsoft and a New York lawyer--to name a few. A German diver gave us…more 

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08.04.16

BIMBO Nominees for August 2016

What a month! We’ve got quite a few comments. See BIMBOs from Martha Stewart, Japanese Prime Minister Abe and President Obama. Examples of The Wrong Thing To Say from Rep. Hank Johnson, U.K. Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom and the White…more 

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07.08.16

BIMBO Nominees for July 2016

Another month, another set of BIMBO comments. We have comments regarding an expansion to the Panama Canal and quips from President Obama and football player Dion Jordan. Examples of Wrong Thing to Say from the always inappropriate Martin Shkreli, @TheDailyShow,…more 

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06.08.16

BIMBO Nominees for June 2016

What a month! 2016 has offered too many campaign BIMBOs to count and this month’s section is all about the Donald. We’ve got more BIMBO comments from a former Lyft driver in Austin, an infantry recruit and a biologist creating…more 

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05.05.16

BIMBO Nominees for May 2016

This month’s memo is huge, it’s tremendous, it’s the best ever….. Ok, ok I’m channeling our perpetual BIMBO Donald Trump, but we’ve got a great campaign section yet again. Additional gaffes come from President Obama, the Department of Energy spokesperson…more 

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03.31.16

BIMBO Nominees for April 2016

April showers bring—another predictable month of campaign comments! There’s even a special section for those of you who are political junkies—which might be all of us this election season. Additional BIMBOs from Richard Simmons’ press agent, Michigan’s Attorney General, President…more 

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03.03.16

BIMBO Nominees for March 2016

What a bounty this month! Martin Shkreli returns as the winner with a bonus—his lawyer. The two runners-up illustrate the Wrong Thing to Say. Additional BIMBOs come from Yoko Ono and Germany’s finance minister. More Wrong Thing to Say examples from…more 

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02.04.16

BIMBO Nominees for January and February 2016

Wow! What a winter! Even though we’re combining two months after the holidays, we had more submissions than ever before. Our top honor goes to Donald Trump for “refusing to call” Megyn Kelly a “bimbo.” You can’t make this stuff…more 

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12.18.15

2015 BIMBO of the Year

You might think that common sense would keep people from saying things like our winning BIMBOs for 2015, but it doesn’t. In fact, our natural habits are frequently dangerous. The BIMBO award is just an opportunity for us to remind…more 

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12.04.15

BIMBO Nominees for December 2015

It’s time to wrap up another year of BIMBO comments! We hope this month gives you some timely advice in advance of the holiday season. Getting excited for Christmas? Kentucky Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo thinks Jesus was a…more 

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11.01.15

BIMBO Nominees for November 2015

What a full month of BIMBOs and blunders! We bundled the presidential campaigns separately and see additional BIMBOs from the co-founder of a “Yelp for People” app to an attorney for a coal company CEO. We have examples of “Wrong…more 

October 2015
10.01.15

BIMBO Nominees for October 2015

This has been a delightful month for communication controversy! We have so many BIMBOs from former Secretary of State Clinton’s campaign that she gets a whole section, which includes comments from her defenders like Joe Trippi. Other nominees come from…more 

September 2015
09.08.15

BIMBO Nominees for September 2015

This month’s Memo is a little different. The official “winner” is presidential candidate Donald Trump, but not for the reason you might think; it’s because of what he could have accomplished. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s campaign contributed a…more 

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08.05.15

BIMBO Nominees for August 2015

We have examples galore this month! Politicians provide a good range, along with comments from Rachel Dolezal (who won’t go away), Ford Motor Company, Jerry Jones (we’re sorry, we love the Cowboys!) and the tech industry. Wrong Thing to Say…more 

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07.06.15

BIMBO Nominees for July 2015

What a month! We have BIMBO comments ranging from Red Sox Manager John Farrell to South America’s Soccer Federation, the LA School Board and the (unfortunately) expected realm of elected officials. We learn from Sen. Cruz, R-Texas, why he can’t…more 

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06.09.15

BIMBO Nominees for June 2015

Wow, what a bumper crop of BIMBO comments we have to kick off the summer! BIMBOs this month range from a feminist columnist to a bank executive, President Obama, a California lawyer speaking for farmers, Elon Musk, Silk Road founder…more 

05.05.15

BIMBO Nominees for May 2015

  We have a great selection of BIMBOs this month along with an enormous “Wrong Thing to Say” category. Excellent teaching examples come from Robert Downey Jr., Yahoo’s CEO, the manager of the Cincinnati Reds and a top business columnist.…more 

04.02.15

BIMBO Nominees for April 2015

  April brings us BIMBO comments from a spokesperson for Afghan president Ghani, General Electric’s CFO, and several elected officials on both sides of the aisle. We have examples of the really Wrong Thing to Say from the name partners…more 

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03.11.15

BIMBO Nominees for March 2015

What a rich crop of BIMBO comments this month! We feature comments from now-former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, UK Member of Parliament Chris Bryan (who made very unparliamentarily comments), Israel’s U.S. Ambassador, entertainment and business icons and a blog post…more 

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02.09.15

BIMBO Nominees for February 2015

We offer the New England Patriots congratulations on winning the Super Bowl and BIMBO of the Month. Besides Quarterback Tom Brady's and Coach Bill Belichick’s flood of BIMBO comments, this month offers quite a bumper crop from Sony CEO Michael…more 

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01.05.15

Just What Is a Journalist?

“Defining ‘journalist’ may become necessary,” read the headline of a column in the Montgomery Advertiser. At stake is whether political bloggers – and others – can qualify to cover the legislature from the press rooms in the state house. Established…more 

12.19.14

BIMBO of the Year 2014 and year-end nominees

  While we have three worthy winning BIMBOs this month, please take time to read the full memo with some of the most interesting material in years. Examples of the “Wrong Thing to Say” come from a British Baroness, a…more 

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12.05.14

BIMBO Nominees for December 2014

This month, we bring you political BIMBOs ranging from Vladimir Putin to former Secretary of State James Baker (sorry Mr. Baker, we still love you), Minority Leader Pelosi who took the bait from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and now-former Secretary…more 

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11.04.14

BIMBO Nominees for November 2014

Thank heavens election season ends today! Maybe we’ll take a breather from political BIMBO comments for a little while, but for now, we have a roundup of bipartisan political winners. Additional BIMBO comments come from an executive at the Texas…more 

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10.08.14

BIMBO Nominees for October 2014

Politicians, athletes and businesses made noteworthy BIMBO comments this month, but the winner is an ordinary citizen because of the implications of her statements. Right behind her are the politicians, largely because they’re paying consultants who should know better than…more 

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09.05.14

BIMBO Nominees for September 2014

We took our new look to the next level and moved! Goodbye, Oak Grove. We have fond memories of our little peach stucco house, but we’re happily settling into our new suite just up the highway. This month features the…more 

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08.07.14

BIMBO Nominees for August 2014

Bimbo comments this month come from the Obama Administration, including Deputy Attorney General James Cole and a Pentagon admiral, the president and (surprisingly) the first lady. Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and others provide examples of the “Wrong Thing to Say.” Israel’s…more 

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07.08.14

BIMBO Nominees for July 2014

Notice something different? Along with this month’s bumper crop of BIMBO comments, we are proud to introduce the new Spaeth Communications blog on our new website. We’ll continue to send a monthly BIMBO Memo to your inbox, but check out…more 

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06.03.14

BIMBO Nominees for June 2014

Sharing top honors this month are two renowned companies, which is a shame because good communication advice should have prevented their BIMBO blunders. Additional BIMBOs come from Wal-Mart, a new and unashamed porn star, Samasource in Silicon Valley, former Secretary…more 

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05.05.14

BIMBO Nominees for May 2014

Happy BIMBO de Mayo! This month’s BIMBO nominees come from “The View” co-host Jenny McCarthy, a Louisiana politician, the attorney for Florida State Heisman winner Jameis Winston, a consultant hired to assess Detroit’s debt, Oscar Pistorius’ family, Daily Beast reporter…more 

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04.01.14

BIMBO Nominees for April 2014

This month’s BIMBO comments came from Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., a California business’ vice president, the Rechargeable Battery Association (think lithium and MH flight 370), Consumers for Paper Options, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., data guru Nate Silver and actress Candace…more 

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03.01.14

BIMBO Nominees for March 2014

This month we have more BIMBO comments from now former Ukrainian President Yanukovych, Dennis Rodman, Democratic Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, the FCC, Piers Morgan, President Obama and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. Examples of the Wrong Thing to…more 

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02.01.14

BIMBO Nominees for February 2014

We have a lot of BIMBO comments this month. Starting from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Madonna, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Civitas newspaper chain’s editorial director, a Coca-Cola spokesperson, the 2008 women’s track and field Olympic silver medalist…more 

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01.01.14

BIMBO Nominees for January 2014

The New Year is starting off with BIMBOs from: President Obama, Amanda Knox, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (our 2013 Bimbo of the Year winner), the New York Times editorial editor, MSNBC anchor Kristen Welker, a mayoral candidate for Oklahoma City,…more 

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12.15.13

2013 BIMBO of the Year

As this year comes to a close, we hope the reminder to not repeat and deny a negative word follows you well into the New Year. Each December we crown the BIMBO of the Year. The nominations we received this…more 

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12.01.13

BIMBO Nominees for December 2013

“We are not blind, and I don’t think we’re stupid,” said Secretary of State John Kerry facing skepticism and criticism regarding negotiations with Iran to mitigate sanctions in return for dismantling its nuclear enrichment program. (A number of commentators replayed…more 

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11.01.13

BIMBO Nominees for November 2013

Controversy fueled a number of choice comments this month. The chaotic rollout of Obamacare was at the center of much debate and although we picked Secretary Sebelius as the winner, there were quite a few additional comments we just couldn’t…more 

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10.01.13

BIMBO Nominees for October 2013

What a jam-packed month! We’ve got everything from contradictory statements made by the president to an eyebrow raising one made by the pope. And it doesn’t stop there. We have these additional BIMBOs: German Green Party co-leader Jurgen Trittin, NASCAR…more 

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09.01.13

BIMBO Nominees for September 2013

What a month! Is there something in the water? There is so much to talk about.  We have BIMBO comments from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the Tea Party candidate challenging Mitch McConnell (whose campaign gets one of its own),…more 

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08.01.13

BIMBO Nominees for August 2013

There are a lot of classic comments this month. We have submissions from first lady Michelle Obama, blogger Matt Wilstein and Secretary of State John Kerry who experienced being photographed on his yacht and in a kayak. Also featured is…more 

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07.01.13

BIMBO Nominees for July 2013

June was a rich month for the Memo. Be sure to read the full Memo where there are additional BIMBOs from President Obama, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, The Guardian, Gen. Keith Alexander, Homeland Security…more 

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06.01.13

BIMBO Nominees for June 2013

This may be the best BIMBO month ever. Catch additional BIMBOs from software developer John McAfee, a UK writer commenting on John Maynard Keynes’ sexuality, Al Gore, a torrent from those involved in the IRS scandal, software giants Ellison and…more 

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05.01.13

BIMBO Nominees for May 2013

We have some pretty unusual material this month and only a few true BIMBOs. There are several “Wrong Thing to Say” examples as well as some unbelievable comments from Reese Witherspoon, Rep. Dianna DeGette and the restaurant Hooters. We have…more 

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04.01.13

BIMBO Nominees for April 2013

This month’s winner is former Republican presidential candidate and Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Be sure to click through to the full Memo, which features more BIMBOs from President Obama, Sen. Diane Feinstein, CNN’s Piers Morgan and Whole Foods’ John Mackey.…more 

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03.01.13

BIMBO Nominees for March 2013

We have lots of material this month! There are BIMBOs from: New York City Mayor Bloomberg, Texas Gov. Perry, Agrium’s CEO, Rep. Bill Schuster, Complete Genomics CEO, Defense Secretary Panetta and a lawyer speaking on behalf of her client. In…more 

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02.01.13

BIMBO Nominees for February 2013

This month’s winner comes from the “Wrong Thing to Say” category, illustrating how a “bad word” crowds out other messages. There are BIMBOs from Lance Armstrong, actress and Scientologist Erika Christiansen, a Midwest sheriff criticized for soft balling a rape…more 

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01.01.13

BIMBO Nominees for January 2013

We’re starting the New Year off right with lots of examples! There are BIMBOs from Heat player Dwyane Wade, Ethan Roeder from the Obama campaign, Italian Prime Minister Monti and departing SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro. Examples from the Wrong Thing…more 

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12.01.12

BIMBO Nominees for December 2012

What a month! BIMBOs come from both sides of the aisle, featuring the editor of a new Tea Party website, the new CEO of The New York Times and its public editor (in separate incidents), plus Angus T. Jones from…more 

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11.01.12

BIMBO Nominees for November 2012

There were a lot of submissions this month! Click through to the Full BIMBO to read additional BIMBOs from the State Fair of Texas about the future of Big Tex, a Pop Warner football coach after a 52-0 game where…more 

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10.01.12

BIMBO Nominees for October 2012

We hope you enjoy all of the ways we’re featuring social media and its opportunities. Our goal is to include even more examples that demonstrate how multiple channels, especially social media, are strategic tools. The Full BIMBO features BIMBOs from…more 

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09.01.12

BIMBO Nominees for September 2012

THE WRONG THING TO SAY WINNER “If you’re jealous of those with more money, don’t just sit there and complain; do something to make more money yourself – spend less time drinking, or smoking and socializing and more time working.”…more 

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08.01.12

BIMBO Nominees for August 2012

July was another target rich month. We have BIMBOs from RIM’s Thorstein Heins, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, economist Francesco Daveri, lawyer Rusty Hardin, and a Barclays executive. Several “Wrong Thing to Say” examples from Governors Christie and LePage, a friend…more 

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07.01.12

BIMBO Nominees for July 2012

June was a full month! We have BIMBOs from the chairman of the Ohio Republican party, Jamie Dimon, the mother of someone who wasn’t a zombie, an unusual “for sale” sign, Don Rickles’ spokesperson, Lance Armstrong, Marine Corps Gen. James…more 

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06.01.12

BIMBO Nominees for June 2012

What a full month! Click through to the full BIMBO to read comments from Ted Nugent, a Brazilian prosecutor who attacked Chevron, University of California, Berkeley’s athletic director, a Ph.D. who uses food stamps, the CEO of Union Pacific, someone being…more 

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05.01.12

BIMBO Nominees for May 2012

This month’s BIMBO is a variant on Robert Kennedy’s famous quote, “Forgive…but always remember.” Laugh, but learn from this month’s comments. The full BIMBO features John Sargent, CEO of Macmillan, New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis (who also contributed…more 

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04.01.12

BIMBO Nominees for April 2012

This month we have BIMBOs from Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), an elected state representative in India, and Denise Richards. The Full BIMBO includes a Philadelphia teacher who blogged about a student (a big no no). And anyone who wonders whether…more 

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03.01.12

BIMBO Nominees for March 2012

This month we have BIMBOs from author Stephanie Coontz, Anthony Federico (formerly of ESPN), former Dallas Cowboy Terrell Owens (who also illustrates how to blow an opportunity) and - although we hate to do this - the Susan G. Komen…more 

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02.01.12

BIMBO Nominees for February 2012

My, we’ve had an active month! Since we anointed the 2011 BIMBO of the Year in mid- December, we’re combining two months. Be sure to read the full BIMBO – it features comments from Hollywood insider Scotty Bowers, a spokesperson…more 

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12.01.11

BIMBO Nominees for December 2011

Happy Holidays! Take time this month to click through to the Full BIMBO for more examples. You’ll see who described concerned citizens as “insurgents” and of course, more politicians with their feet in their mouths. There’s the bizarre comment from…more 

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11.01.11

BIMBO Nominees for November 2011

The Occupy Wall Street incursions provided fodder for this month. We have additional BIMBOs from DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (again), Herman Cain and Helen Mirren. There are lighthearted “anti-BIMBO” ads from Domino’s Pizza and Dr Pepper and in the…more 

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10.01.11

BIMBO Nominees for October 2011

We’re doing something different this month; after our “Winning BIMBO,” we have two good examples! Yes, President Obama is on the BIMBO list again, but you’ll have to click through to the full BIMBO to see why. There, you’ll also…more 

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09.01.11

BIMBO Nominees for September 2011

THE WINNING BIMBO “I’m not a terrorist,” said freshman Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., in a video response to comments from Vice President Biden made at a “private” (Private? You’ve got to be kidding) meeting of the Democratic caucus. Biden reportedly…more 

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08.01.11

BIMBO Nominees for August 2011

July was another target rich month. We have lots of BIMBOs from the Murdoch family in the UK hearings, one from Libya’s spokesperson (what a thankless job) and one from Qatar’s soccer head. We have a “crazy liberal” example as…more 

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07.01.11

BIMBO Nominees for July 2011

This month’s BIMBOs come from Charlie Rangel, Anthony Weiner (naturally), David Axelrod, FIFA’s president, HSBC, Tracy Morgan, Alec Baldwin and Delta. Two examples of how we hear statistics, and several “wrong thing to say…or do” from LeBron James, the Miami…more 

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06.01.11

BIMBO Nominees for June 2011

This month we have some very interesting examples – good and bad. BIMBOs from oil executive John Fredriksen, Urban Outfitters (a nasty one at that), a fancy schmancy dress shop owner, Pakistan’s ambassador to the U.S., McDonalds’ CEO, a Michigan…more 

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05.01.11

BIMBO Nominees for May 2011

There are a number of lessons to be learned from this month’s examples. We have BIMBOs from a medical executive, Warren Buffett (we’re so sorry to include it), President Obama (maybe?), Apple, a Hollywood impresario making an unsolicited bid for…more 

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04.01.11

BIMBO Nominees for April 2011

We’ve got a full house this month: more BIMBOs from Phil Collins, Charlie Sheen (yawn), Louis Farrakhan, LeBron James, a TransCanada spokesman (who was set up) and the co-host of “The Biggest Loser.”  We have examples in “the wrong thing…more 

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03.01.11

BIMBO Nominees for March 2011

We had a lot of submissions this month! There were BIMBOs from a Wall Street bigwig, a Turkish doctor, Tina Fey, FTD’s president and several lawyers.  We have examples of how “bad words” can cause problems from our own Emily…more 

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02.01.11

BIMBO Nominees for February 2011

January was quite the month. Taco Bell wins our new award for “Pure Guts” and Hugh Hefner and president of the American Federation of Teachers Randi Weingarten deliver true BIMBOs. Congressman Dennis Kucinich filed an outrageous lawsuit, and there were…more 

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01.01.11

BIMBO Nominees for January 2011

We have several celebrity BIMBOS this month and an example of why Twitter should be seized from two immature celebrity singers who utilize the * key too much. This month also features examples from convicted exchange student Amanda Knox and…more 

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12.01.10

BIMBO Nominees for December 2010

The winning BIMBO this month comes from Bristol Palin and is a great example of the “wrong thing to say.” The full BIMBO features the never-dull Charlie Sheen, Ireland’s Prime Minister, and a bond strategist. There’s also a BIMBO variation…more 

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11.01.10

BIMBO Nominees for November 2010

We have a variety of BIMBOs this month ranging from politicos Christine O’Donnell, Nancy Pelosi and David Axelrod to former Hearst columnist Helen Thomas and radio personality Lou Dobbs. True BIMBOs from the father of a grade school kid who…more 

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10.01.10

BIMBO Nominees for October 2010

We have lots of good material this month. We have BIMBOs from BP claims czar, Colin Powell, Starbucks, a wedding facility attorney, a Chinese official and USA Today. Examples of the power of negative words come from Delaware Senate nominee…more 

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09.01.10

BIMBO Nominees for September 2010

This month we have BIMBOs from the Democratic mayoral candidate for Providence, R.I. who’s challenged by talking points and lawyer Gloria Allred and her newest client, Mark Hurd’s “friend.” Wolf Blitzer unwittingly BIMBOs the president and the head of the…more 

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08.01.10

BIMBO Nominees for August 2010

What a target-rich environment! We have BIMBO comments from the White House spokesman, Whoopi Goldberg, NBA commissioner Stern, The Rev. Jesse Jackson and a school district. This month it seems as if Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Rep. Charles Rangel,…more 

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07.01.10

BIMBO Nominees for July 2010

Besides the usual Bimbos, which include executives who run Arlington National Cemetery and a San Antonio city councilman, there are illustrations of the power of a negative word from Glenn Beck, Kristin Stewart, Abercrombie & Fitch and Elizabeth Edwards. We…more 

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06.01.10

BIMBO Nominees for June 2010

Professional athletes Dez Bryant and Dwight Howard use “bad” words that crowd out all the good messages and land them in this month’s BIMBO memo. They aren’t alone; a European Union commissioner and John Edwards’ mistress, as well as Tea…more 

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05.01.10

BIMBO Nominees for May 2010

This is unprecedented—all of this month’s BIMBO winners are from Goldman Sachs. If you click to the Full BIMBO, you’ll find a chilling “threat” from the Muslim group that intimidated Comedy Central, and BIMBOs traded between California’s Attorney General and…more 

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04.01.10

BIMBO Nominees for April 2010

This month we have several congressmen with classic BIMBOs and “Wrong Things to Say.” Also featured in this month’s FULL MEMO are the Boy Scouts of America, Michael Jackson’s mother’s lawyer on stun guns, and the head of the EU’s…more 

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03.01.10

BIMBO Nominees for March 2010

This was a target rich month. We have BIMBOs from Tiger Woods and his mom, Sen. Jeff Sessions, the Democratic nominee (briefly) for Illinois lieutenant governor and former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry.  We have “Wrong Thing to Say” winners and…more 

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02.01.10

BIMBO Nominees for February 2010

In this month’s full memo, we have bimbos from a spokesman for the Financial Services Roundtable, Rep. Barney Frank, Mark McGwire, “monster” mom and a spokesperson for the RNC. We have several “Wrong Thing To Say” examples from Rev. Pat…more 

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01.01.10

BIMBO Nominees for January 2010

Quotes from Tiger Woods’ debacle could dominate the BIMBO (literally) this month, but they’ve already been heavily circulated. True BIMBOs come from American student Amanda Knox, the Salahis, a Colorado democratic candidate, and the University of Michigan Athletic Director. “Wrong…more 

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12.01.09

BIMBO Nominees for December 2009

There are several very interesting case studies this month about how single incidents caught on video last forever and can cause great damage. We have two great quotes, one from Warren Buffett and the other from Texas State Rep. Helen…more 

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11.01.09

BIMBO Nominees for November 2009

There were a lot of examples to pick from this month. We have a Belgian farmer, the finance minister of Japan, a CDC director on swine flu vaccine preparation and a letter from the president of Florida State about legendary…more 

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10.01.09

BIMBO Nominees for October 2009

We almost renamed this month’s “Wrong Thing to Say” category “Wrong Thing to Do” following a trifecta of outbursts by Joe Wilson, Serena Williams and Kanye West.  We did assign a new name to Twitter blunders, which will now be…more 

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09.01.09

BIMBO Nominees for September 2009

MEMO TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY The “Wrong Thing to Say” category is worth looking at this month. From a town hall meeting, see Barney Frank’s comment to an angry constituent. Secretary of State Clinton snapped at a questioner and made…more 

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08.01.09

BIMBO Nominees for August 2009

THE WINNING BIMBO “Ben has never sexually assaulted anyone, especially Andrea McNulty,” said Ben Roethlisberger’s lawyer after a resort hotel employee accused Roethlisberger of sexually assaulting her in his hotel room. (His lawyer should have said that Ben has always treated…more 

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07.01.09

BIMBO Nominees for July 2009

MEMO TO FRIENDS AND CLIENTS In this month’s BIMBO, see an exchange between ABC’s Robin Roberts and first lady Michelle Obama illustrating how we pick up each other’s words. BIMBOs from presidential adviser David Axelrod, two European banks being sued…more 

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06.01.09

BIMBO Nominees for June 2009

MEMO TO FRIENDS AND CLIENTS Great Quote “The purpose is to foster open minds and make the agony of decision making so intense that one can escape only by thinking,”  Fred Friendly as quoted by Lee Emery, Chief Executive Officer, Texas…more 

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05.01.09

BIMBO Nominees for May 2009

AND THE BIMBO WINNER IS… “We’re not running away,” said Cerberus founder Stephen Feinberg about the negotiations to keep Chrysler out of bankruptcy. “We could act as extortionists, but that’s not us.”(Chrysler slid into bankruptcy anyway.) The Washington Post, “At…more 

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04.01.09

BIMBO Nominees for April 2009

WINNER from the “WRONG THING TO SAY”  “…do one of two things: resign or go commit suicide,” Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, advised the leaders of AIG on a local radio show talking about the controversial “bonuses” awarded to company personnel. (This…more 

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03.01.09

BIMBO Nominees for March 2009

THE WINNING BIMBO “I didn’t think they were steroids,” Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez told several hundred reporters at a press conference after Sports Illustrated published results from a “supposedly” anonymous drug test in 2003. (Rodriguez also said his cousin shot…more 

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