During the 2010 New Mexico election campaign for governor, Republican candidate and Dona Ana County District Attorney Susana Martinez and Democrat candidate Lt. Gov. Diane Denish engaged in several contentious debates.
During one, Denish was attempting to accuse Martinez of giving large pay raises to her staff. She meant to say the Republican candidiate gave big fat bonuses to her staff. Instead she said they had received “big fat boners.”
Denish ultimately lost the race to the Republican, but it’s not clear whether her slip of the lip had anything to do with it.