Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Quayleisms

There once was a US politician who rivalled George Dubbya but perhaps not in the way he wanted.

While following up mango(e)s and avocado(e)s I came across something I remember very well, Dan Quayle wrongly arguing with a student about the ending of the word potato. Quayle insisted it was potatoe.

I am sure it has been done for George Dubbya and a list of Quayleisms has also been compiled.

I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican.

I have made good judgements in the Past. I have made good judgements in the Future.

People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.

Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child.


The future will be better tomorrow.


We don't want to go back to tomorrow, we want to go forward.


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.


We're all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made.


Welcome to President Bush, Mrs. Bush, and my fellow astronauts.


What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.

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.


[It's] time for the human race to enter the solar system.
Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things.

One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president, and that one word is 'to be prepared'.

Illegitimacy is something we should talk about in terms of not having it.

I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy - but that could change.

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.

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.

Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children.
We're going to have the best-educated American people in the world.

We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur.


For NASA, space is still a high priority.


We approach the end where he becomes introspective perhaps.

Public speaking is very easy.

I stand by all the misstatements that I've made.


Murphy Brown is doing better than I am. At least she knows she still has a job next year.

4 comments:

  1. I can remember the silly fart got all biblical about the tv character Murphy Brown being a single mother on a sit-com, giving a bad example to the masses, blah blah blah.
    He'll be a hoot in the nursing home on high holidays!

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  2. That had slipped my mind Jayne. He was a bible basher too.

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  3. Oh God... Dan Quayle... I believe his son is now in Congress. To paraphrase Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" --- 'the horror! the horror!'

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  4. You are trying to cheer me up BosGuy? Quayle Junior, oh dear.

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