Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Dan Quayle's Job


We haven't heard from Dan Quayle in awhile. In fact, I don't think I've heard anyone talk about the poor guy since a couple weeks before his last day in office. I remember back in grade school when our teacher tried to explain Dan Quayle to our class. Some bright young person asked what qualified Dan Quayle to be Vice President, and our teacher tried to  explain it. She said you wouldn't want a vice president who everyone liked, because he would make the president look bad. What you needed was a guy who could go to all the events the president would prefer to ignore, and still make the president look good by comparison when they stand side by side. She also suggested that if one of us was running for school president and there was massive population in the 3rd grade, then we would be wise to pick our running mate from the 3rd grade class. Ol' Dan Quayle's vice presidency seems so harmless and carefree nowadays.

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