Friday, Sep. 26, 2008

Quayle's Unwelcome Analogy

Republican Dan Quayle had his words used against him during the 1988 vice presidential debates after he likened his political experience to that of John F. Kennedy. Democratic opponent Lloyd Bentsen's response: "I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy." Quayle's miffed comeback — "That was really uncalled for, Senator" — had to wait until the laughter died down.