J Danforth Quayle was the 44th vice-president of the US between 1988-1992. He was probably deliberately brought in to make his boss, George Bush snr, look good.He almost makes Bush jnr seem intelligent. Here were some of Dan the Man's prized comments:
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 American people would not want to know of any misquotes that Dan Quayle may or may not make.
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.
Public speaking is very easy.
I stand by all the misstatements that I've made.