Thursday, February 04, 2010

Dan Quayle: Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things.

Dan Quayle's birthday is today.
Dumber than a bag of hammers, but a whole hell of a lot funnier.
I pulled this list of quotes straight from here.

"If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure."

"Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child."

"What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is."

"One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president, and that one word is 'to be prepared.'"

"Welcome to President Bush, Mrs. Bush, and my fellow astronauts."

"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."

"I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy -- but that could change."

"I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the future."

"The future will be better tomorrow."

"We're going to have the best-educated American people in the world."

"People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history."

"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."

"I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican."

"I love California, I practically grew up in Phoenix."

"A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls."

"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."

"Illegitimacy is something we should talk about in terms of not having it."

"We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur."

"For NASA, space is still a high priority."

"Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children."

"It isn't pollution that's harming the environment. It's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."

"[It's] time for the human race to enter the solar system."

"Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things."

"I stand by all the misstatements that I've made."

5 comments:

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

He was Bush before Bush was Bush.

Blueberry said...

I think he out-SarahPalins Sarah Palin.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

He was John the Baptist to W's Jesus Christ.

Word verification: briss. WTF? For Quayle and Bush, Rabbi, just keep on going!

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

bush's bastid kid?

Professor Chaos said...

Those were the days, when the human malaprop was only second in command. Much less scary than having him in the Oval Office for 8 years. I see our new president got it right, putting the gaffe machine in the VP's office.