I suspect if this were Sarah Palin (or any Republican, for that matter) the left would be howling with laughter.
As one of the most powerful women on the planet, Hillary Clinton travels thousands of miles on planes to meet world leaders.
But the U.S Secretary of State's latest trip was a rather unidignified one - losing her footing as she boarded a plane in Yemen.
She slipped to her knees at the doorway and was only saved from further embarrassment when an aide gave her a helping hand.
Clinton didn't suffer any injuries - apart from a bruised ego - but someone was on hand to quickly turn the lights off before a photographer could take any pictures.
However, it was too late. Her fall from grace had already been captured on film.