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From the department of "What did you think he would say?"

Dan Quayle Leaves Bush-Bashing Concert

Former Vice President Dan Quayle walked out of a John Mellencamp concert in Nevada this weekend after the performer took a verbal shot at President George W. Bush.

Quayle, who served as vice president from 1989-93 with Bush’s father, President George H.W. Bush, left the concert after Mellencamp dedicated his rendition of "Walking Tall” to "everyone hurt by the policies of the current Bush administration,” according to the San Jose Mercury News.

Quayle immediately left the concert. He later said through a publicist, "Well, I think Mellencamp’s performance was not very good to begin with, and the comment put it over the top.”

Well, Jesus, Dan, didn't you know the Ol' Cougar's politics before you went to the concert?

I guess Quayle really is as dumb as the old Murphy Brown show depicted him to be.


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To be fair, I'm not sure it's right to expect that he not attend the concert based on what Mellencamp THINKS. Leaving based on what Mellencamp SAYS is something altogether different.

I agree... but it's kinda like Toby Keith going to a Dixie Chicks concert...you know the likelihood of getting mad and storming out is pretty high to begin with. Quayle hasn't been in the news lately...I wonder if that means anything??

Mr. Quayle is of the firm opinion that he can re-create himself as a viable candidate. He has been somewhat bemused by his portrayal as a know-nothing.

To what extent that bemusement may be valid or may simply reinforce the validity of the portrayal, I cannot speak.

I do know that a person who portrays himself as being a "common-sense man" must then demonstrate the soundness of his common sense. And he has not done so.

Thus sayeth the ex-pat Hoosier, who has always been more than a hair alarmed by Mr. Quayle, even as Mr. Bush Senior was tolerable.

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