I suspect that most of Gov. Sarah Palin's critics oppose her simply because she's a female.

Surely the same people who clown Palin for her few misquotes are familiar with Dan Quayle? Quayle was the vice-president under the senior George Bush from 1989 -- 1993.

Quayle will forever be remembered as the VP who had to be corrected by a grade schooler when Quayle misspelled the word "potato" on a classroom blackboard -- in full view of national media cameras. The media ate that story up for weeks!

Dan Quayle was so error-prone that national news networks often led off their nightly broadcasts with silly Dan Quayle-isms.

Media outlets sent crews to follow Quayle's every move -- hoping for their next headline.

Comedians regularly used Dan Quayle misquotes as material in their stand up routines.

In those days, we were in a better place. The mood of the country was more upbeat then. We had a sense of humor which is sadly lacking in today's society.

No one seemed to worry too much that Dan Quayle was one heartbeat away from touching the nuclear codes.

I've compiled a list of Dan Quayle's more famous misquotes that left most of America rolling with laughter. Compared to Quayle, Sarah Palin is a genius:

"If we don’t succeed, we run the risk of failure."

"I love California, I practically grew up in Phoenix."

Welcome to President Bush, Mrs. Bush, and my fellow astronauts."

"One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president, and that one word is ‘to be prepared’."

"Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children."

"It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment. It’s the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."

"What a waste it is to lose one’s mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is."



"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 there is oxygen, that means we can breathe."

"I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy - but that could change."

"May our nation continue to be the beakon of hope to the world."-- The Quayles’ 1989 Christmas card.

"I have made good judgments in the Past. I have made good judgments in the future."

"A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls."

"When I have been asked during these last weeks who caused the riots and the killing in L.A., my answer has been direct and simple: Who is to blame for the riots? The rioters are to blame. Who is to blame for the killings? The killers are to blame."

"We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur."

"I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican."

"The American people would not want to know of any misquotes that Dan Quayle may or may not make."

"I stand by all the misstatements that I’ve made."

  • http://myspace.com/diva_mama2 DivaMama

    Good Morning Fam!

    That man was an idiot! LOL! But the difference is that we are in a dire need of a more intelligent person. It's not an attack against her because she's a female (at least not by me), it's because she is inexperienced and we need someone who can take the reins in the event of the President being unable to perform his duties. Who knows, if Palin was a running mate for Bush back then, she wouldn't be looked upon so badly because the economy was not in the state that it is in today.

  • http://myspace.com/mzkwietstorm MzKwietStorm

    WOW!!!! What an idiot!!! This one is my favorite: “I have made good judgments in the Past. I have made good judgments in the future.”

  • mizzdallas

    Between 1989-1993 I was still young and remebering my uncle saying F-Bush then and he is still saying F-Bush now!

    Sandra **In those days, we were in a better place. The mood of the country was more upbeat then. We had a sense of humor which is sadly lacking in today’s society.**

    I dont remeber everything being all-good when Bush Sr was in office.

  • http://myspace.com/dannyblaq dblaq

    I think you should stick to gossip and rihanna! This has nothing to do with her being a FEMALE. If so you might as well say all the critics have a problem with Obama simply because he is black. Sarah Palin is dumb as dirt so is her running mate. She made herself look like an idiot especially on the interviews, she doesn't even know a McCain policy, she doesn't know a Bush doctrine which I think you should if you suppose to be the Pres. right hand person.

    Why would anybody be up beat? Our economy is where is was what 50 years ago. People loosing houses, credit, jobs, investments what the hell is there to be "upbeat" about? She is more of a McCain jump off then a running mate. They keep her from interviews because they know she is dumb, they didn't choose her because she is smart. She mostl likely was chosen to be a puppet and win the election.

    This whole election is full ish in my opinion and it shows that America hasn't progressed too much and it is racist as ever. Obama is clearly the more educated, he has more education than McCain, Palin and Bush put together.If you trying to get a good job today, you have to have degree, 5 years of experience, and all kinds of crap for some bullish ass company but hey to become vice president is merely an entry level position. I vote for Obama NOT because he is black because I could careless about that when it comes to my well being and future for my kids in my country. I vote for who I think would respresent me the best. Obama is the guy. Republicans are nothing more than those that got old money in this country. The "masters" and "plantation owners" from way back. They don't give damn about the working class they only care about those that got money and they want to continue the Bush legacy, I promise you that all of them are getting paid out of the ying yang on our expense. That is the only reason they have a problem with Obama because he will no longer give in to that. Hell if Obama was Chinese, Cartman from Southpark I would vote for him. Please save me that woman bullish. If it walks, talks and looks like a duck....

  • http://myspace.com/lorettadivine DivineBrown

    No one ever said you had to be smart to be a Politician!!

  • http://myspace.com/lorettadivine DivineBrown

    Oh yea....Good morning, ya'll!

  • http://myspace.com/diva_mama2 DivaMama

    Good Morning Divine! And that is true - otherwise, Dubya wouldn't be in office now!

  • kwallace577

    morn fam. and dbrown said it best. georgie slid through college it is a well known fact that his daddy practically paid for them to award him a degree.

    and i remember old stupid non-spelling quayle like it was yesterday. i'm getting old.

    p-o-t-a-t-o-...e!

  • Krysi J

    Quayle was the vice-president under the senior George Bush from 1989 — 1993.
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    This is exactly why we don't want Palin in office. Obviously republicans understand the worth of a dollar, but they refused to absorb the other half of their college curriculum.

  • stefany

    PREACH DBLAQ!!!PREACH DBLAQ!!!PREACH DBLAQ!!!PREACH DBLAQ!!!

    THANK YOU! YOU SAID EVERYTHING I WANTED TO SAY!

    I agree racism is alive and well a white person can be a C student or damn near flunky and get in the damn white house while a African American can be a Harvard graduate and still catch hell even Condelisa Rice is super educated and speaks two languanges because that's what it takes for a black person to make it to the top, hell even Michelle Obama is more qualified than Sarah Palin to be VP.

  • Fenix6376

    I don't think this post will serve the purpose it is intended to serve. At least not in my perception. I think the Republican party sees Dan Quayle as a black mark on their record and are not willing to make that mistake again. There are a number of conservatives who have spoken out against Palin's selection. Many of them saying though they respect/like her because she shares their values, they don't think she is prepared to be Vice President. I don't think saying that Dan Quayle was just as clueless as Palin makes her look better. I mean look who she is being compared to... can we set the bar any lower?

  • civic0929

    Sandra,

    You're contradicting yourself.....AGAIN. First, you state that Palin is being criticized primarily because she's female. However, you go on to show how Quayle was criticized for years for his mishaps.

    "Dan Quayle was so error-prone that national news networks often led off their nightly broadcasts with silly Dan Quayle-isms".

    His mistakes clearly weren't overlooked because he's male.

    So i ask, what exactly are you talking about because i missed your point....AGAIN? You might want to stick to entertainment gossip because politics is not up your alley.

  • http://myspace.com/bwcoop Coop

    @Sandra

    They are both idiots of equal footing.

  • Kymystry

    and the common denomonators ARE ... Bush + Replicans + Disaster ....

  • http://MYSPACE.COM/ERIKAMAGALY hermosa

    It's not because she is a female, it's because she has no idea what she's doing or talking about.

    How many people hated on Hilary? Not many!

    I'm so excited to see tonights debates so the whole country can see that this woman clearly doesn't understand what she got herself into!

  • sexyma078

    Sandra to say that she is getting critize stricly because she is a female is very Dan Quale of you. If this was Elizabeth Dole or any of the other qualified female republicans it wouldn't be such a big deal, but to pick a person male or female who doesn't know what the Bush Doctrine is is outlandish and stupid to be frank there are many women in congress that are governors and are republican that though I dont agreee with their policy I do respect them and could have understood them being picked. I question why when you do have very qualified women (which but for Obama not picking Hilliary, we wouldnt even be having this convo) to pick form you go with this chick that thinks becuase her state is in the vicinity of Russia she has forieng policy experience. Sandra your wrong on this one

  • intensemocha

    NO SANDRA IT'S NOT BECAUSE SHE IS A WOMAN-IT'S BECAUSE SHE'S AN IDIOT

    DURING THE RACE BETWEEN HILARY AND OBAMA, I WAS ON THE FENCE FOR AWHILE BECAUSE I WAS AN AVID HILLARY SUPPORTER-BUT WHEN SHE GOT GRIMY DURING THE CAMPAIGN I BEGAN TO SUPPORT OBAMA

    SO IT HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH HER BEING A WOMAN, MORESO A MORON

  • makvay

    What we fail to realize is that someone intelligent enough to be able to get the country on track is also intelligent enough to realize that it's built in such a way that-that will never be able to happen. Our gov has too many wings filled with too many opposing views and filled with too many people with corrupted agendas. Our society will never be just or fair until the weeds are pulled and we act on our rights that the constitution has alloted us when our government has failed.

  • stefany

    In all honesty I think Palin will do better than people are expecting..She can't skillfully answer a question but she knows how to dance around a question..I imagine she's going to do a lot of bullshyt story telling tonight about how much she's like the average person next door, she's not very smart but she's good at changing the subject and getting around answering a question, Amerikka is very stupid they'll fall for it like a bunch of sheep jumping off a cliff, she'll have them falling in her hand like puddy..Trust me she's learning from the best "McCain" this moose hunting heffa got a trick or two up her sleeve.

  • Mississippi16

    I was and am still a Hillary fan so it has nothing to do with gender.

  • shunda

    I agree nothing to do with gender. I was very torn between Senator Obama and Senator Clinton. Palin just came out of nowhere. I remember when Dan Quayle spelled potato wrong and my daddy saying and they let him in the white house

  • The Divine Ms. K

    Nope - I dislike Palin because she won't answer direct questions, says stupid things and just seems ill-prepared to be the VP of this country.

  • terika83

    No, it's not because she's a female. It's because she doesn't know enough to accept the position that she has, and for her to risk millions of lives if she happens to become pres. when she doesn't know what she is doing is plain selfish.

  • terika83

    LOL well I was too young to be into Dan Quayle at the time or to even really care who he was, but i must say he is FUNNY. He SO reminds me of Bush Jr. Bush has some of the funniest quotes like "Being a single mother is the hardest job in the world. To try to put food on your family" and something about "Too many OBGYN's not being able to spread their love to women"