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ABC Links Dan Quayle’s ‘Potatoe’ to His Son: ‘Dust off the Jokes and Hold on to Your Potatoes’
NewsBusters ^ | 8/16/10 | Brad Wilmouth

Posted on 08/16/2010 3:51:01 PM PDT by Nachum

Saturday’s Good Morning America on ABC devoted a full report to former Vice President Dan Quayle’s son Ben’s 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 children’s 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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KEYWORDS: abc; enemedia; jokes; potatoe; quayles
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Another JournoList?

Let's see how many repeat the 'talking points' by Wednesday. Then perhaps an FOIA request for emails between them and the White House.

1 posted on 08/16/2010 3:51:05 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

57 States.


2 posted on 08/16/2010 3:52:08 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Nachum

i bet it runs in all 57 states obama has been to


3 posted on 08/16/2010 3:52:22 PM PDT by sappy (criminallibs)
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To: Nachum

The joke is ABC’s ratings during Bush-Quayle and today’s.


4 posted on 08/16/2010 3:52:43 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que)
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To: Nachum

57 states!
57 states!
57 states!
57 states!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpGH02DtIws
57 states!
57 states!
57 states!
57 states!


5 posted on 08/16/2010 3:53:01 PM PDT by CommieCutter (A Centrist Democrat is now defined as: between Socialism and Communism.)
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To: Nachum

Repeatedly, the lib media acts childish and snarky. They are like grade schoolers.


6 posted on 08/16/2010 3:54:36 PM PDT by moodyskeptic (the counterculture votes R)
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To: Gene Eric

And the folks in Austria speak “Austrian”, right?!?


7 posted on 08/16/2010 3:55:14 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Vote McCarthy (MA-4)/Bielat (MA-6). MA-6 is Bwaney's district.)
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To: Nachum

Anyone think they’ll mention the asshat teacher who made the flash card with the incorrect spelling?


8 posted on 08/16/2010 3:57:37 PM PDT by hometoroost (McCain is a Ron and Nancy Republican: Campaigns like Reagan, governs like Pelosi)
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To: Nachum

At least Dan Quayle knows how to pronounce the word “corps.”


9 posted on 08/16/2010 3:58:22 PM PDT by Siegfried (yes-I put the period inside the quotes intentionally)
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To: Nachum
Obama called “Europe” a “country”.
10 posted on 08/16/2010 4:00:07 PM PDT by Aussiebabe
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To: Nachum

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.

Oh, wait...


11 posted on 08/16/2010 4:00:38 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown. -- written by Robert Towne)
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To: Nachum

Obama spelling Syracuse.

12 posted on 08/16/2010 4:00:40 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

with the proper spelling right next to it....


13 posted on 08/16/2010 4:01:19 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: sappy

Stand up Chuck!


14 posted on 08/16/2010 4:02:50 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

I guess Quayle Jr’s pronouncement of Obama as “Worst President Ever” must’ve caused a tinkle down John Berman’s leg


15 posted on 08/16/2010 4:03:58 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que)
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To: Gene Eric

Corpsemen


16 posted on 08/16/2010 4:04:03 PM PDT by Ben Chad
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To: Nachum

“”In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died—an entire town destroyed,””

(Then candidate Barak Obama describing the aftermath of an Oklahoma tornado that killed 12)


17 posted on 08/16/2010 4:05:46 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Nachum
We used to have a president that put an "R" on the end of "Cuba". Why is that never mentioned?

BTW, Jimmah pronounced "Nuclear" the same way W does but that seems to escape everyone'sw attention somehow.

18 posted on 08/16/2010 4:06:59 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Obama. Chauncey Gardiner without the homburg.)
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To: Nachum

““we could save all the oil that they’re 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)


19 posted on 08/16/2010 4:11:14 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Nachum
Obama: "Everyone in all 57 states acted stupidly when they denied Muslims the chance to practice their religion."

((((Crickets)))))

Quayle (18 years ago): "Potatoe."


20 posted on 08/16/2010 4:11:48 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Nachum

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?


21 posted on 08/16/2010 4:13:19 PM PDT by marron
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To: Nachum

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.


22 posted on 08/16/2010 4:14:35 PM PDT by AdaGray
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

bttt


23 posted on 08/16/2010 4:14:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin (Will must be the harder, courage the bolder, spirit must be the more, as our might lessens.)
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To: BookmanTheJanitor
He can't even copy his own writing correctly :}....in the prior bracket SYRACUSE is spelled correctly......probably a CRIB NOTE from Joe Biden who parleyed plagiarism into
Congress and the VICE President position..(no untoward comments please).
24 posted on 08/16/2010 4:16:05 PM PDT by BilLies (no)
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To: Nachum

This is so last CENTURY


25 posted on 08/16/2010 4:20:33 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: Nachum

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emPWG9iK-10&feature=related


26 posted on 08/16/2010 4:21:28 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Nachum

Nitally Lions


27 posted on 08/16/2010 4:22:30 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Nachum
Winick also described what he called a "shocking ad" in which Ben Quayle labeled President Obama "the worst President in history,"

Winick probably would be "shocked" to learn water is wet, the Pope is Catholic, and bears crap in the woods.

28 posted on 08/16/2010 4:26:09 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Nachum

Reminding us of the simple minded vile msm.


29 posted on 08/16/2010 4:27:01 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: marron
If he lets the newsies choose the subject matter, he’s lost. Keep pounding, and ignore them.

Well said! Screw the journolists.

Blogs and YT will be our friend.

We need a Baraq gaffe composite video.

30 posted on 08/16/2010 4:27:20 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Nachum

So by their rationale, we can tie Ted Kennedy’s criminal actions to every one in that family who seeks office, yes?


31 posted on 08/16/2010 4:35:36 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November from my HOUSE!)
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To: marron
I missed that. I love the other liberal brain trusts, such as former Surgeon General Jocelyn Elder's comment that we should make buckets that "don't hold water," and "safer bullets."

The recent one with the liberal brain trust believing that the island of Guam could be tipped over by adding more Marines.

32 posted on 08/16/2010 4:36:31 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Nachum
WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED:

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.

33 posted on 08/16/2010 4:38:09 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: GOPsterinMA

And the folks in Austria speak “Austrian”, right?!?..................................... Yeah, and the Canadians speak Canadian, Ay? Duh?? Post 1965 education.


34 posted on 08/16/2010 4:43:13 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Put Alan West on the fast track, to the White House!)
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To: AdaGray; Deb

See #33.

Thanks Deb.

Not enough folks know this.


35 posted on 08/16/2010 4:44:42 PM PDT by Leo Farnsworth (I'm really not Leo Farnsworth.)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Where did Soetoro get his education in 1965? That’s the real question.


36 posted on 08/16/2010 4:45:57 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Vote McCarthy (MA-4)/Bielat (MA-6). MA-6 is Bwaney's district.)
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To: muir_redwoods

Yeah, and Carter skippered a nuclear submarine!


37 posted on 08/16/2010 4:48:52 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("There are consequences for being wrong" - Burt Rutan)
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To: Leo Farnsworth; Deb

Yes thanks again. I did not know that either.


38 posted on 08/16/2010 4:53:33 PM PDT by existtoexcel
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To: Nachum
I bet he didn't mention Obama’s “corpsman”.
39 posted on 08/16/2010 4:56:37 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: AdaGray

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.


40 posted on 08/16/2010 5:01:19 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: Nachum

I was thinking about this the other day and wondering if the Leftists would drag this out again.


41 posted on 08/16/2010 5:06:31 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Aussiebabe
Obama called “Europe” a “country”.

That must be where they speak Austrian.

42 posted on 08/16/2010 5:08:38 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (For the first time in half a century, there is no former KKK member in the US Senate.)
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To: BwanaNdege
Yeah, and Carter skippered a nuclear submarine!

No. He did not. He only spent six years in the Navy. He was only an O-3 Lieutenant.

43 posted on 08/16/2010 5:09:05 PM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: Nachum

It was mispelled on the card the teacher handed to the vice president. It was a set-up.


44 posted on 08/16/2010 5:28:09 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: OldMissileer
Sar-chasm

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!

45 posted on 08/16/2010 5:34:00 PM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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Wikipedia:

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.[11][12]

46 posted on 08/16/2010 5:42:40 PM PDT by whence911 (Here illegally? Go home. Get in line!)
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To: whence911
Junior officer, qualified for command means he passed a test.

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!

47 posted on 08/16/2010 5:45:48 PM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: allmendream

I never said anything he did. Just posted the info.


48 posted on 08/16/2010 5:50:33 PM PDT by whence911 (Here illegally? Go home. Get in line!)
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To: Nachum

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......


49 posted on 08/16/2010 5:50:37 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Peanut bunker was just peanut bunker until I found Free Republic.........)
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To: Nachum

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.


50 posted on 08/16/2010 6:23:15 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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