Skip to comments.ABC Links Dan Quayle’s ‘Potatoe’ to His Son: ‘Dust off the Jokes and Hold on to Your Potatoes’
Posted on 08/16/2010 3:51:01 PM PDT by Nachum
Saturdays Good Morning America on ABC devoted a full report to former Vice President Dan Quayles son Bens run for Congress in Arizona, focusing primarily on perceived gaffes by both him and his father. As anchor John Berman set up the report, he gave the impression that he views the former Vice President primarily as a joke: "It's time to dust off the jokes and hold on to your potatoes. Who can forget the vice presidency of Dan Quayle? His mortal feud with TV's Murphy Brown. His battles with the dictionary. Well, now, one of his children wants to follow in his footsteps and is making some headlines of his own, not all intentional."
During the piece which recounted a number of activities and statements by Ben Quayle that have come under criticism, or have come across to some as gaffes, correspondent T.J. Winick played a clip of the time that Dan Quayle infamously told a school boy that the word "potato" should have an "e" added to the end during a spelling lesson at a school. Winnick did not inform viewers that it was the teacher who led Quayle astray as she had misspelled the word on the word list she had given to the then-Vice President to check the childrens spelling.
Winick also described what he called a "shocking ad" in which Ben Quayle labeled President Obama "the worst President in history," and promised to go to Washington and "knock the hell out of the place." The ABC correspondent also informed viewers that Quayle had been criticized for using a photograph of himself with his nieces in campaign literature because he has no children of his own.
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Let's see how many repeat the 'talking points' by Wednesday. Then perhaps an FOIA request for emails between them and the White House.
i bet it runs in all 57 states obama has been to
The joke is ABC’s ratings during Bush-Quayle and today’s.
Repeatedly, the lib media acts childish and snarky. They are like grade schoolers.
And the folks in Austria speak “Austrian”, right?!?
Anyone think they’ll mention the asshat teacher who made the flash card with the incorrect spelling?
At least Dan Quayle knows how to pronounce the word “corps.”
Nithing wrong with this—when Ted Kennedy’s son ran for Congress, there were endless stories about HIS daddy’s gaffes, like when he killed someone.
Obama spelling Syracuse.
with the proper spelling right next to it....
Stand up Chuck!
I guess Quayle Jr’s pronouncement of Obama as “Worst President Ever” must’ve caused a tinkle down John Berman’s leg
“”In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people diedan entire town destroyed,””
(Then candidate Barak Obama describing the aftermath of an Oklahoma tornado that killed 12)
BTW, Jimmah pronounced "Nuclear" the same way W does but that seems to escape everyone'sw attention somehow.
“we could save all the oil that theyre talking about getting off drilling, if everybody was just inflating their tires and getting regular tune-ups, “
(Then candidate Barak’s Obama’s answer to the oil crisis)
Quayle (18 years ago): "Potatoe."
He should ignore the monkeys and just keep pounding away. If he lets the newsies choose the subject matter, he’s lost. Keep pounding, and ignore them.
Anyone remember Biden’s story (during the debates) about how France and the US invaded Lebanon together? His stories about FDR’s televised fireside chats?
The ‘potatoe’ flap was so emblematic of the ruling elites. Who really cares if someone mispells the work. I have an MA in English and could easily have done the same thing. the elites are so desperate to have us believe that they are smarter than everyone else and are only succeeding in making us realize that ‘education’ is becoming an irrelevant quality in the absence of leadership.
This is so last CENTURY
Winick probably would be "shocked" to learn water is wet, the Pope is Catholic, and bears crap in the woods.
Reminding us of the simple minded vile msm.
Well said! Screw the journolists.
Blogs and YT will be our friend.
We need a Baraq gaffe composite video.
So by their rationale, we can tie Ted Kennedy’s criminal actions to every one in that family who seeks office, yes?
The recent one with the liberal brain trust believing that the island of Guam could be tipped over by adding more Marines.
I was working at NBC right after the "Quayle Incident" and Letterman had the kid on his show who Quayle was spelling for in class. (The boy was on to further humiliate Quayle and keep the story going.) The boy was given a spelling card and he was supposed to correct another child if he spelled "potato" wrong. Instead the teacher gave it to Quayle so the VP could participate. Only it was spelled POTATOE on the card, which was wrong, but Quayle repeated it anyway, not wanting to go against the teacher.
The boy told the actual story to Letterman and said it wasn't Quayle's fault, but that part of kid's appearance was cut from all but the NY feed of the show. That's when I knew that Dave was not on our side and the media will never let this go.
And the folks in Austria speak Austrian, right?!?..................................... Yeah, and the Canadians speak Canadian, Ay? Duh?? Post 1965 education.
Not enough folks know this.
Where did Soetoro get his education in 1965? That’s the real question.
Yeah, and Carter skippered a nuclear submarine!
Yes thanks again. I did not know that either.
These ruling East Coast elitists need to STFU.
A friend of mine in Indiana is working to get a book published, has no degree. He dealt with one publisher, some @$$hole in Boston and the guy was downright condescending. The publisher agent mentioned on why should he publish a book from a person who has no degree and lives in fly over territory ! These condescending people are the types that are making big decisions for our country and to tell the truth, they need to be fired and not allowed to manage this country ever again since they are doing such a $h!tty job ! They have absolutely no common sense.
I was thinking about this the other day and wondering if the Leftists would drag this out again.
That must be where they speak Austrian.
No. He did not. He only spent six years in the Navy. He was only an O-3 Lieutenant.
It was mispelled on the card the teacher handed to the vice president. It was a set-up.
the gap between the meaning of the sarcastic person and the interpretation of the person who didn't get it.
Carter served aboard a sub many years ago. Next thing you know he is a nuclear physicist and a submarine commander.
Compared to Quayle, who read the word spelled incorrectly (actually a seldom used variant spelling) OFF THE CARD GIVEN TO HIM.
At least he didn't say he invented the potato!
Carter served on surface ships and on diesel-electric submarines in the Atlantic and Pacific fleets. As a junior officer, he completed qualification for command of a diesel-electric submarine.
He applied for the US Navy's fledgling nuclear submarine program run by then Captain Hyman G. Rickover. Rickover's demands on his men and machines were legendary, and Carter later said that, next to his parents, Rickover had the greatest influence on him. Carter has said that he loved the Navy, and had planned to make it his career. His ultimate goal was to become Chief of Naval Operations.
Carter felt the best route for promotion was with submarine duty since he felt that nuclear power would be increasingly used in submarines. Upon the death of his father James Earl Carter, Sr., in July 1953, Lieutenant Carter resigned his commission after six years of military service, and he was discharged from the Navy on October 9, 1953.
He was not and never was as qualified as was attributed to him, that was the joke, the person joked that he commanded a sub. Sort of like calling a guy who got 4 bogus purple hearts in 4 months in theater a war hero. Except they did that with a straight face!
I never said anything he did. Just posted the info.
Never reported was the fact that at that spelling Bee, Quail was given the question card with the misspelled answer......and HE was forever labeled the dummy......
I don’t quess it matters much anymore that Dan Quale was reading from a card that the spelling bee judges had given him where the word was spelled with an e on the end.