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Dan Quayle

Birthdate: 4. February 1947

James Danforth "Dan" Quayle is an American politician and lawyer who served as the 44th Vice President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. He was also a U.S. Representative from 1977 to 1981 and U.S. Senator from 1981 to 1989, for the state of Indiana.

A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, Quayle spent most of his childhood living in Paradise Valley, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix. He married Marilyn Tucker in 1972 and obtained his J.D. degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 1974. He practiced law in Huntington, Indiana, with his wife before his election to the United States House of Representatives in 1976, aged 29. In 1980 Quayle won election to the Senate.

In 1988, Vice President George H. W. Bush was the Republican Party nominee for the presidency, and he chose Quayle as his running mate. The Bush/Quayle ticket won the 1988 election over the Democratic ticket of Michael Dukakis and Lloyd Bentsen.

As Vice President, Quayle made official visits to 47 countries and was appointed chairman of the National Space Council. He secured re-nomination for Vice President in 1992, but Democrat Bill Clinton and his vice presidential running mate, Al Gore, defeated the Bush/Quayle ticket.

In 1994, Quayle published his memoir entitled Standing Firm but declined to run for public office in this time period because he was suffering from phlebitis. He sought the Republican presidential nomination in 2000, but withdrew and supported George W. Bush. In 2016, he endorsed Jeb Bush and later Donald Trump for President. Quayle and his wife reside in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

Quayle is currently the chairman of global investments at Cerberus Capital Management.

„We understand the importance of having the bondage between the parent and the child.“

—  Dan Quayle

Video, " Who is Dan Quayle? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW2K0-VItAk"

„I had a good political career, and I have a good business career. I didn't get the brass ring, but I did very well.“

—  Dan Quayle

Interview with Cathleen Decker (5 September 2008) "Before Sarah Palin, the GOP had Dan Quayle", Los Angeles Times

„Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things.“

—  Dan Quayle

Quoted in the Los Angeles Times (30 October 1988), attributed to an earlier Associated Press interview
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Context: I also try to discipline myself when I get into a situation … and I'm trying to think of an answer, instead of being verbose, which is a tendency that I have, to be concise. Verbosity leads to unclear, inarticulate things.

„I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have was that I didn't study Latin harder in school so I could converse with those people.“

—  Dan Quayle

U.S. Representative Claudine Schneider (RI) telling an admitted joke about Quayle
"Quayle Quotes" http://www.snopes.com/quotes/quayle.htm, Urban Legends Reference Pages
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„Welcome to President Bush, Mrs. Bush, and my fellow astronauts.“

—  Dan Quayle

This is a misquotation: video footage shows Quayle saying:
Thank you very much Bob, Mr. President, Mrs. Bush, Dick Truly and fellow astronauts, and ladies and gentlemen.
Video, " Who is Dan Quayle? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW2K0-VItAk"
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„Mars is essentially in the same orbit. … Mars is somewhat the same distance from the Sun, which is very important. We have seen pictures where there are canals, we believe, and water. If there is water, that means there is oxygen. If oxygen, that means we can breathe.“

—  Dan Quayle

Press comment on Mars exploration http://bobpark.physics.umd.edu/WN89/wn090189.html (11 August 1989), televised on CNN, and referenced in "A Quayle Vision of Mars" in The Washington Post (1 September 1989)

„In George Bush you get experience, and with me you get the future.“

—  Dan Quayle

Speech in Illinois (October 1988), quoted in Cathleen Decker (1988-10-19), "Quayle, in Illinois, Says He's `the Future'" Los Angeles Times

„It's wonderful to be here in the great state of Chicago.“

—  Dan Quayle

If Quayle said this, he would only be repeating a phrase that first appeared in print approximately 100 years earlier. See: Staff writer (13 May 1889) "The Great State of Chicago," Chicago Daily Tribune; Staff writer (13 April 1895) " The State of Chicago http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9E00E0DB103AE533A25750C1A9629C94649ED7CF," New York Times; Norman Mailer (1968) Miami and the Siege of Chicago
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„The best thing about the Middle East is that is keeps the Far East and Near East from encroaching on each other.“

—  Dan Quayle

All three of the above are from "Future Quayle Quotes We Can Expect to Hear" by Al Jaffee, in MAD magazine, (October 1991), pp. 10–11
Cited in [John Kerry or George W. Bush Misquotes, http://www.snopes.com/quotes/candidate.asp, snopes.com, 2008-12-31, 2004-09-22, Barbara Mikkelson]
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„What we have here is clear-cut evidence that illegitimacy—something I've always said we should talk about in terms of not having it—leads to drug abuse.“

—  Dan Quayle

Remarks (20 May 1992), quoted in Esquire (August 1992) and Ann Beatts (23 November 1997) "ABSURDUM; Murphy Brown's Got Dan All Fired Up Again," Los Angeles Times
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