Communication is hard! Dan Quayle found that out when destiny vaulted him from his rather obscure senate seat in Indiana to becoming the vice president of the United States. Under the glare of the media’s scrutiny, he made some very “memorable” statements. Take a little walk down memory lane with me. It was Quayle who said, when quoting the famous slogan of the United Negro College Fund, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste,”
What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.
He also said these:
We don't want to go back to tomorrow, we want to go forward.
Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child.
[It's] time for the human race to enter the solar system.
I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy - but that could change.
We're going to have the best-educated American people in the world.
We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur.
People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.
One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president, and that one word is 'to be prepared'.
Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things. (Ya think?)
Public speaking is very easy.
And last of all:
I stand by all the misstatements that I've made.