No, Quayle Was Wrong

Dan Quayle claims vindication. No, he hasn't discovered that potato really has an e after all. But in his just-published memoir, Standing Firm, he does insist that the world has come his way on the question of family values and Murphy Brown. Even Bill Clinton, Quayle observes, has said "there were a lot of very good things" in Quayle's famous speech on the subject.

Quayle still apparently harbors the ambition to become President -- as well as the slightly different ambition to be taken seriously. Since the Murphy Brown speech was Quayle's most important -- indeed only memorable -- policy initiative...

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