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When presidents go profane

Published 12:52 PM ET, Wed January 2, 2013
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It isn't every day that reports emerge of a top lawmaker telling a rival to "go f*** yourself." Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images
During the 2012 presidential campaign, President Obama termed his rival Mitt Romney a "bullsh***er." Romney wasn't prone to using curse words. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
In 2010, a jubilant Biden leaned into President Barack Obama and said, "This is a big f***king deal" before the president signed landmark health care legislation. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Dick Cheney had a few choice words for Sen. Patrick Leahy in 2004 after the Vermont Democrat questioned his integrity. The vice president told Leahy either "f*** off" or "go f*** yourself." Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, has left a legacy of swearing through the various posts he's held, from Clinton aide to Illinois congressman to Obama's chief of staff. JOYCE NALTCHAYAN/Getty Images
When tape recordings of Richard Nixon were made public during the Watergate scandal, the phrase "expletive deleted" was littered through the transcripts. File/Getty Images
John F. Kennedy was recorded dressing-down an Air Force general after a report showed an extravagant - and expensive -- renovation aboard Air Force One. "Well this is obviously a f***-up," Kennedy concluded Hulton Archive/Getty Images
One president who wasn't a fan of vulgarity - at least among his military - was George Washington. Hulton Archive/Getty Images