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Whatever happened to Dan Quayle?

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Posted By: tisHimself, 3/26/2020 8:24:10 AM

He was the 44th vice president of the United States in the George H.W. Bush administration, but for the last 20 years, Dan Quayle has stayed mostly away from the unfriendly glare of political life. I called him to get his thoughts on the coronavirus and the current political scene. On the virus and the approach to it by the Trump administration, Mr. Quayle said, “I think they’re doing a very good job. They know what they’re doing.”

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Lazyman 3/26/2020 8:33:56 AM (No. 358389)
Good assessment of everything.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Muncsdad 3/26/2020 8:40:03 AM (No. 358400)
I wish more former politicians would follow Quayle’s lead and disappear into the sunset. Say, Hillary, Obama, Carter, etc.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lawsy0 3/26/2020 8:49:29 AM (No. 358415)
I agree with #2. However Mr. Quayle had a skill set apart from politics before he was in the Senate. That isn't true for those etc. has-beens. Political hacks is all they are suited for.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DW626 3/26/2020 8:54:01 AM (No. 358424)
The media and Hollywood collective treatment of former VP Quayle was the impetus towards my political thought to move to the right. Him and Bush were running the second time as I was turning thirty, and as the oft repeated quote from Sir Winston Churchill about being liberal in one's twenties while changing when one ages into their thirties came true for me. I have looked at the marxicrat media collective with an ever increasing jaundiced eye ever since. A lot of if due to the former Vice President's classy demeanor and how he was treated.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 3/26/2020 9:09:12 AM (No. 358436)
He never should have accepted that vice presidential nomination. He was too young - - too inexperienced - - and too naïve - - and he got swallowed up in a dead-end job - - working for an unimaginative, bumbling RINO globalist. I say the same thing for Sarah Palin. Two talents gone to waste.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: bpl40 3/26/2020 9:33:30 AM (No. 358457)
In my view he was/is a lot smarter than the big ZERO we were saddled with for eight years. But if I say this publicly, I will be ridiculed. This is the real tragedy we must overcome.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Daria 3/26/2020 9:56:48 AM (No. 358480)
More than 20 years ago, I was a VERY junior staffer on a political campaign and met former VP Quayle. He walked up to me, stuck out his hand and said "Hi, I'm Dan". He is one of the nicest, humblest people I've ever met. His demeanor so impressed me that I remember our meeting like it was yesterday and I have shared this story many times over the years. The world needs more people like Dan Quayle and I am happy to see this interview with him. Thanks for sharing, Op.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 3/26/2020 10:08:33 AM (No. 358499)
Do you think Trump would stand for Pence being disrespected like Bush allowed his VP to be? Quayle is a class act and was unfortunately saddled with a globalist Illuminati POTUS!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: edgar 3/26/2020 10:11:14 AM (No. 358502)
I question I have not pondered for more than 20 years to be honest. I have more important things to ponder these days.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: fayebeck 3/26/2020 10:15:46 AM (No. 358507)
Once it was Can't spell potato and now we have no potatoes...Dan Quayle would have made a great President or a great cabinet member. Underestimated man and a good man.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: MDConservative 3/26/2020 10:58:43 AM (No. 358546)
What happened to Dan Quayle? Who's asking?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Luke21 3/26/2020 11:34:43 AM (No. 358592)
He was a fine man. He signed a vice presidential picture for me many years ago. The media destroyed him, but he and Buchanan were the only high points of that dreadful 1992 campaign. It was the media at their zenith of power.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: DVC 3/26/2020 12:08:38 PM (No. 358640)
It's disappointing that he wants to have drug manufacturing in Puerto Rico or in Mexico, doesn't even bother to imagine them being made in the USA. I was not much of a fan of Bush, Sr's politics, and since Quayle was right there helping, I don't expect much from him either. He at least gives credit to the President for handling things well in this crisis.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: old dog 3/26/2020 12:58:42 PM (No. 358736)
Dan has been very busy teaching the Dems in various parts of the country ; "the potato goes in the front of the cords not the rear to impress the girls"
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Reply 15 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 3/26/2020 3:41:20 PM (No. 358941)
Quayle was one of the early successess for media in smearing a Republican. The media were emboldened after Quayle, and Nixon earlier. Now it takes them less time to smear Republicans into political oblivion.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Deborah Grannet 3/26/2020 3:48:52 PM (No. 358950)
#7, he is a very decent man. Years ago (1983 or thereabouts), when I was a reporter in Richmond, Indiana, and he was a U,.S. Senator, I was sent to cover a Chamber of Commerce breakfast where he was to speak. Well, with the self-important air of so many small-town organizations, a Chamber person announced that Quayle would first speak to them privately, and it would be an hour before they'd let press in. Annoyed, I left to run some errands, but discovered to my dismay that they had changed their minds at Quayle's urging and let press in-- upon my return the meeting was over and I had no story. A newspaper guy himself, Quayle immediately offered me the chance to talk as he was driven to the airport. The upshot was that I got a much better story than if I'd just had the usual canned remarks. I'll never know how my editors knew about the whole thing, but when I got back to the office, they were chuckling about it. Not so sure they would have been chuckling if I'd had no story-- Quayle saved my bacon.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: msjena 3/26/2020 5:04:27 PM (No. 359003)
It sounds like Dan is doing all right for himself, outside of politics. He was as qualified to be VP as Obama was to be President. In the pre-internet days the MSM could get away with trashing someone like Quayle. I also agree that Bush I did little to defend his VP--just like he did little to defend his Presidency.
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