Dan Quayle, the former VP and presidential hopeful who took the PR gaffe to its most sublime level, is fighting made?excuse us, fighting mad?about the preferential treatment he feels fellow gaffer George W. Bush is getting from the media.
Two weeks ago, Bush referred to Kosovars as 'Kosovarians' and to Greeks as 'Grecians.' The misstatements, however, were not widely reported in the press. 'Use your wildest imagination and multiply it by a factor of three, and then you'd come close to what would be happening to me if I had made similar gaffes,' Quayle said.
Quayle forever cemented his reputation as a dummy when he insisted that the word 'potato' is spelled 'potatoe.'
Given that his campaign is lagging well behind Bush in most polls, stirring up a little controversy probably isn't a terrible idea. But a quote in which he attempted to criticize Bush found Quayle back in form: 'Foreign policy takes a lot of your time as president. It is important that you know the geography of the world and to know who the players are and have a sense of what you are going to do.' Welcome back, Danny. We've missed you.