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What Is Your Favorite WTF Moment of 2009?

What Is Your Favorite WTF Moment of 2009?

The first half of 2009 was nearly devoid of major WTF moments, but things kicked off when Mark Sanford, the governor of South Carolina, went missing in June. After he was found in Argentina with his lover, he gave an emotional speech and just last week his wife filed for divorce. In September, Kanye West jumped onto the VMA stage, right as Taylor Swift began her speech for winning Best Female Video, and said Beyonce should have won. Awkward!

In October, the big headlines were a runaway balloon and the Nobel Peace Prize going to Barack Obama, as he's about to move more troops into Afghanistan. Then Modern Family's Sofia Vergara made a rape joke on The View, and a couple crashed the White House State Dinner in November. WTF!

(Don't forget to check out the rest of our Best of 2009 coverage and add your own favorites in our Best of 2009 group!)

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sugajen sugajen 7 years
Balloon Boy because it was entertaining yet not drawn out enough to be annoying like most the others
esweet esweet 7 years
TIGER!!!
ashleepaigex ashleepaigex 7 years
I couldn't decide between Kanye being extremely RUDE to Taylor Swift at the VMA'S or the balloon boy Hoax..But honestly, "WTF" came out of my mouth when I found out about both instances..DEFINITELY SOME CRAZY TIMES IN 2009!!!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
I'm with HoneyBrown. :) I agree -- even Obama went "WTF."
KadBunny KadBunny 7 years
I'ma let you girls finish etc etc
lauraxtc lauraxtc 7 years
Kanye and Taylor swift for me.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I dunno, I think Palin is sorta on topic. I mean, you could pick and choose many moments. Let's start with that "I can see Russia..." nonsense.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 7 years
Mark Sanford, for sure. Palin didn't make the WTF-moment cut because ALL of her moments are WTF. Sofia Vergara was awesome on the view. It's not that she was making a joke so much as answering a stupid question.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
I went with Balloon Boy just because it was so bizarre.
PrincessLtrain PrincessLtrain 7 years
Definitely Obama...the moment I heard he won, I shouted 'FOR WHAT????"
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 7 years
Well, Kanye doesn't qualify as a "WTF" moment since he did it before. The Nobel Prize qualifies, especially since President Obama even went "WTF".
Daisy-Duke Daisy-Duke 7 years
Way to go, Anonymous! Anyhoo, again, ON Topic, I picked Balloon Boy. That was just, bizarre to say the least.
tiff58 tiff58 7 years
"She's such a wonderful example of the alternate reality the right-wing lives in. It's entertaining to visit their universe, and imagine that she's not incompetent" "Once more you manage to insult a group of people based on your opinion about one person." Yes, it's quite funny to do that and then call someone else ignorant.
Hello890 Hello890 7 years
It's a toss up between Balloon Boy and Kanye, for me.
lwimbush lwimbush 7 years
Mark Sanford. WTF??
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
"She's such a wonderful example of the alternate reality the right-wing lives in. It's entertaining to visit their universe, and imagine that she's not incompetent" Once more you manage to insult a group of people based on your opinion about one person.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
Amen, SKG. I had to start turning my TV off when she spoke after a while. I actually voted for the Kanye thing. It was so incredibly disrespectful that I actually find it difficult to listen to his music now.
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