And Now, the Omaha Oscars

The Marie Antoinette Award for Noblesse Oblige. Dan Quayle's remark that "those people" at a food bank in Indiana were "glad" that "I took time out of my schedule to go down and talk" with them.

Watch My Lips, Not My Voting Record. Lloyd Bentsen accused Quayle of having "one of the worst voting records on veterans' issues." The Veterans of Foreign Wars gives the two Senators precisely the same rating (74% favorable).

Most Alarming Statistic. Tom Brokaw's assertion that 65 million American children live in poverty. There are 65 million children in all the U.S.; 13 million are considered poor.


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