Marilyn Quayle: A New Second Lady

Who Is No Second Fiddle

There are unwritten rules of etiquette for a Vice President's wife that correspond roughly to the antebellum definition of a lady: her name should appear in the papers only on the occasion of her marriage or death. Barbara Bush adapted well: she did good works quietly and kept out of the public eye. Marilyn Quayle is already hard at work following in Mrs. Bush's footsteps. But the outspoken and confident lawyer turned housewife may have a tougher time keeping a low profile. Marilyn Tucker Quayle is anything but self-effacing.

She asserted herself almost immediately after Dan Quayle was nominated, telling reporters...

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