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."