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Quayle, Dan - For Your Convenience: All of Quayle's Messups in One Place!
"If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure."
"Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child."
"Welcome to President Bush, Mrs. Bush, and my fellow astronauts."
"Mars is essentially in the same orbit . . . Mars is somewhat the same distance from the Sun, which is very important. We have seen pictures where there are canals, we believe, and water. If there is water, that means there is oxygen. If oxygen, that means we can breathe."
"What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is."
"The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history. I mean in this century's history. But we all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century."
"I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy - but that could change."
"One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president, and that one word is 'to be prepared.'"
"Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things."
"I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future."
"The future will be better tomorrow."
"We're going to have the best-educated American people in the world."
"People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history."
"I stand by all the misstatements that I've made."
"We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a part of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are a part of Europe."
"I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican."
"I love California, I practically grew up in Phoenix."
"A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls."
"When I have been asked during these last weeks who caused the riots and the killing in L.A., my answer has been direct and simple: Who is to blame for the riots? The rioters are to blame. Who is to blame for the killings? The killers are to blame."
"Illegitimacy is something we should talk about in terms of not having it."
"We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur."
"For NASA, space is still a high priority."
"Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children."
"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."
"[It's] time for the human race to enter the solar system."
These quotes are all true and verifiable. Oh, and for what it's worth, Qualye NEVER said "I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have was that I didn't study Latin harder in school so I could converse with those people." (Neither did Gore.) This was a JOKE, which lots of people believed. Quayle doesn't need to have words put in his mouth; he's said enough bonehead things on his own.
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Doctor X writes:
I recall an appearance on "Nightline" during the Gulf War, when Ted Koppel asked Quayle if he would define Saddam Hussein as a totalitarian dictator, and he replied "He is only a totalitarian dictator in the sense that he has total control."
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catsmeow writes:
This is just too funny! What about "I love California. I practically grew up in Phoenix!!"
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Tom writes:
Reading one at a time in other contexts, it's like looney tunes, but, seeing bunches of quotes wrapped up in one place, it is all beginning to make sense, like a lot of the air-heads I love so well, there can be another wonderful meaning when viewed from another orbit. I just wish I could remember where he said Venus was.
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Max writes:
This is comedy in its purest form. Thanks! What would we do without old DQ to make fun of!
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Sarah writes:
Good God... Now we know where Bush got his ability to speak!
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Jeff Vader writes:
Was it Dan Quayle who said 'it's no exaggeration to say that undecideds could go one way or the other?' I'm sure someone said and I think it was Quayle, but i'm not sure.
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