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Dan Quayle announced his bid for the Presidency today

His first policy paper is titled:

Dan Quayle: My policies on NATOE.

-- Craig (, April 14, 1999


Canadians! Are you all funny? LOL!

-- Y2K Pro (, April 14, 1999.

Poor Quayle! Thanks, Craig. I needed a laugh.

-- Gayla Dunbar (, April 14, 1999.

Recently, Dan Quayle announced his intentions to run for President of the U.S. in 2000. Since the average attention span in the U.S. is about as long as the average sitcom, and since many younger voters and y2k pro may not have been watching the news when these immortal soun bites were said the first time, we provide you with this list of famous Dan Quayle quotes.

Please spread these to as many people as you can, so that we might stop this lunacy before it gets out of hand. Thanks, and enjoy.

I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have was that I didnt study Latin harder in school so I could converse with those people.

-- J. Danforth Quayle

If we dont succeed, we run the risk of failure.

-- J. Danforth Quayle

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

-- Vice President Dan Quayle

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

-- Vice President Dan Quayle

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.

-- Vice President Dan Quayle, 8/11/89

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

-- Vice President Dan Quayle

The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nations history. I mean in this centurys history. But we all lived in this century. I didnt live in this century.

-- Vice President Dan Quayle, 9/15/88

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

-- Vice President Dan Quayle, 5/22/89

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

-- Vice President Dan Quayle, 12/6/89

May our nation continue to be the beakon of hope to the world.

The Quayles 1989 Christmas card.

[Not a beacon of literacy, though.]

Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things.

-- Vice President Dan Quayle, 11/30/88

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

-- Vice President Dan Quayle

The future will be better tomorrow.

-- Vice President Dan Quayle

Were going to have the best-educated American people in the world.

-- Vice President Dan Quayle, 9/21/88

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

-- Vice President Dan Quayle

I stand by all the misstatements that Ive made.

-- Vice President Dan Quayle to Sam Donaldson, 8/17/89

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.

-- Vice President Dan Quayle

Public speaking is very easy.

-- Vice President Dan Quayle to reporters in 10/88

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

-- Vice President Dan Quayle

I love California, I practically grew up in Phoenix.

-- Vice President Dan Quayle

A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls.

-- Vice President Dan Quayle

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.

-- Vice President Dan Quayle

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

-- Vice President Dan Quayle, 5/20/92 (reported in Esquire, 8/92)

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

-- Vice President Dan Quayle, 9/22/90

For NASA, space is still a high priority.

-- Vice President Dan Quayle, 9/5/90

Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children.

-- Vice President Dan Quayle, 9/18/90

The American people would not want to know of any misquotes that Dan Quayle may or may not make.

--Vice President Dan Quayle

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

--Vice President Dan Quayle

It isnt pollution thats harming the environment. Its the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.

-- Vice President Dan Quayle

[Its] time for the human race to enter the solar system.

-- Vice President Dan Quayle

-- Andy (, April 14, 1999.

Well Andy, it looks like we've found our common ground.

-- a (a@a.a), April 14, 1999.

Common a, you KNOW we agree on LOTS of things er, um, banking, um, Flint, er, ahh, and banking :)


-- Andy (, April 14, 1999.

And you forgot this gem:

"Whenever someone brings up the possibility of our entire computer-based economy collapsing because of this year 2000 thing, it just makes me laugh. All Congress needs to do is instead of calling the year 2000 the year 2000, call it 1950. That way, we have another 50 years to solve the problem.

-Dan Quayle, former Vice President

-- a (a@a.a), April 14, 1999.

Well at least he didn't claim to be the father of the Internet!

-- none (none@none.none), April 14, 1999.

"I did not have sexual relations with that woman....Miss Lewinski." -William Jefferson Blythe Clinton

"I don't think that - I don't believe you'll find any evidence that my administration gave China that kind of technology." - William Jefferson Blythe Clinton

"The romance between Tipper and myself was the basis for that novel (Love Story)." - Albert Gore Jr. Vice President

"I was raised on a poor Tennesse farm....." - Albert Gore Jr. Vice President, who's father was a wealthy State Senator during his formative years.

The list could go on....


NOT faux pas' or slips of tongue ---BIG DIFFERENCE.

Character DOES matter.

I'd trust Quayle over Clinton or Gore ANY MINUTE.

Even if he spells potato with an 'e'.

-- INVAR (, April 14, 1999.



-- (, April 14, 1999.


I'm with you big time on this one, buddy.

Quayle is an honest guy who makes sincere mistakes. How would you all fare with a mic stuck in your face all the time?

Clinton, on the other hand.....well, if you don't know by now, it's hopeless.

-- whomever (, April 14, 1999.

Thanks for the Quayle profundities. If he's president at least we'll have a lot of good laughs. Wouldn't have to worry about him women either; few women are that desperate.

-- gilda jessie (, April 14, 1999.


You are an abject disgrace to women and feminists everywhere.

As a matter of fact - you're just a plain disgrace.

But you like it that way.

-- INVAR (, April 14, 1999.

I don't know about that, gilda. I'd take Quayle any time. What's not to like? No sexual scandals in HIS past. A good family man with good family values.

Clinton....uggghhh! Can't even begin to imagine...maybe if he was the last man on Earth? No way. Never.

-- Puleeze (Likin', April 14, 1999.

Gee INVAR...I would have thought that a conspiratorial scholar such as yourself would have recognized that Quayle and Clinton (and Bush, and Reagan...) were all cut from the same cloth. Or do you only subscribe to theories don't implicate Republicans?

-- a (a@a.a), April 14, 1999.

Thanks Andy and....

Leave Gilda alone on this thread, Quayle is a joke. He is the only guy I know that takes 90 minutes to watch "Sixty Minutes".

-- BB (, April 14, 1999.

LOL! Andy tx for the Quayle Quotes!

-- Jon (, April 14, 1999.


Cut from the same cloth?????

You're an imbecile. They're not even from the same political universe.

Quayle's not a pathological liar, a rapist, a perjurer or a traitor.

I doubt he'd sell-out the country for campaign bucks. I doubt he'd bomb an asprin factory to get grand jury testimony off the front pages. I doubt he'd bomb a sovereign country to get espionage scandals and hearings buried in the news. I doubt he'd cover up an AIDS tainted blood scandal, invite KNOWN drug dealers to the White House, accept money from a Chineese arms dealer, appoint a criminal for Attorney General...etc....etc.

And I highly doubt he'd blame any infidelity on a "Left-Wing Conspiracy".

At this point I'd take Dukkakis for president over your king and his court.

-- INVAR (, April 14, 1999.

Did you say "appoint a criminal for Attorney General"? INVAR! Bite your tongue! You must have been thinking of Reagan's AG Edwin "Hand-in-the-Cookie Jar" Meese. You see, he was actually indicted...something we do in this country, because you see, we are innocent until proven guilty. But you seem to want to be judge jury and executioner...what happened to your love of the Constitution?

-- a (a@a.a), April 15, 1999.

Well --a, there you go again...

Meese was INDICTED -- not CONVICTED as Webster Hubbel was.

Remember him?

S&L fraud?

He was FOUND GUILTY by a jury.

Something the Constitution provides for...the Law. Something your king has no regard for.

-- INVAR (, April 15, 1999.

I'd take Gilda for President over Quayle any time. Which does NOT mean that I like Clinton--on the contrary. If I had to choose between Quayle and Clinton? Oh, please don't let me have to make that choice!

-- Old Git (, April 15, 1999.

Since I don't like bashing people, I almost feel guilty about posting this, but guess what the newest GOP candidate had to say on "The Today Show" this morning?

In the middle of a pretty intelligent interview comes this line:

"The American people want to believe in . . .themselves."


-- FM (, April 15, 1999.

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