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Stay Out Of the Headlights October 2, 2008

Posted by gregquill in Uncategorized.


I really wish Sarah P and Joe B well tonight. No, really, I do.


Here is something from a past Vice Presidential Debate that both Sarah and Joe should think about. It is an exchange between the two candidates, on whether the junior one is qualified to be VP. (Sound familiar?) The junior one says:

“I will be prepared not only because of my service in the Congress, but because of my ability to communicate and to lead. It is not just age; it’s accomplishments, it’s experience. I have far more experience than many others that sought the office of vice president of this country. I have as much experience in the Congress as Jack Kennedy did when he sought the presidency. I will be prepared to deal with the people in the Bush administration, if that unfortunate event would ever occur.”

The Other Guy: “Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy, I knew Jack Kennedy, Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you are no Jack Kennedy. (Prolonged shouts and applause) What has to be done in a situation like that is to call in the -”

DAN QUAYLE: “That was really uncalled for, Senator.” (Shouts and applause)

LLOYD BENTSEN: “You are the one that was making the comparison, Senator – and I’m the one who knew him well. And frankly I think you are so far apart in the objectives you choose for your country that I did not think the comparison was well-taken.”

An interesting clip, and a classic putdown.

And Bush-Quayle actually won the election.

That should be reasuring to anyone caught tonight in the headlights.

(Pop quiz: who was the Democrats presidential candidate, when Bentsen was the VP candidate?*)


After the debate... Chill.

After the debate... Chill.

*  Michael Dukakis



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