A Not-So-Hot Potato

Is Dan Quayle's cranky book an opening shot for a '96 presidential run? A lot of G.O.P. colleagues hope not.

J. Danforth Quayle has a funny way of introducing himself. Last time around, he presented his little-known face to America on a hot New Orleans afternoon in 1988, just hours after Vice President George Bush announced that he would choose the junior Senator from Indiana as his running mate. The news, which stunned even Bush's top aides, had hardly sunk in when a hyperexcited Quayle threw an arm around Bush's shoulders during a riverboat rally later that day and shouted, "Go get 'em!" The inelegance of the moment set the tone for things to come.

Now Quayle is trying to reintroduce...

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