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Those were the days

Remembering George H. W. Bush (41st U.S. President) and Vice President Dan Quayle

page last modified: 01/17/2018 08:15 PM

George H. W. Bush suffered few jokes at his expense due to his judicious choice of a running mate. His vice president, Dan Quayle bore the brunt of folk criticism:

Quayle goes into a tattoo parlor. The tattoo artist welcomes the vice president, and asks what he can do for him.

“I want a mark put on the front of my head, sort of like the one Gorbachev has. Can you do it?”

“Uh, why yes,” the tattoo artist replies. “But if you don’t mind my asking, why do you want it?”

Quayle explains that he recently visited with Gorbachev. “I told him how much I admired him; his political savvy, his ability to bounce back from adversity. So I asked him, straight out, ‘How do you do it?’ “He told me,” Quayle says, pointing to his head, “‘You’ve got to have something up here.'”

Q and A

Q: What's the difference between a jack-o'-lantern and Dan Quayle's head? 

A:  A light goes on in a jack-o’-lantern once a year.


Q: What did Mrs. Quayle say to Dan Quayle on their honeymoon night?

A:  Senator, you’re no Jack Kennedy. 


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