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Comparing Sarah Palin to Dan Quayle is an insult to Dan Quayle

Posted by Bill Nance on August 31, 2008

This is a good clip, just to start off the conversation:

Ok, I won’t make a definitive statement about Sarah Palin’s IQ (though inability to pronounce her native language correctly reminds me of a certain Genius who currently occupies 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue).

Many people have been referring to Dan Quayle as a comparison to McCain’s VP choice; Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. I too was one of these folks, but after a second look, I realize I was grossly unfair in this comparison and I apologize for making it.

Lets have a look at Dan Quayle:

  • BA in political science,
  • Law degree
  • Service in the national guard
  • State politics for 3 years
  • Two years private law practice
  • 12 years in the U.S. Congress and Senate at the time of his nomination for V.P.

And Sarah Palin:

  • BA in journalism
  • Brief stint as a sports reporter for a local TV station
  • Four years on the city council of a town with less than 6,000 year-round residents
  • Six years as mayor of said town
  • 18 MONTHS as Governor of a state with a population smaller than Chula Vista, CA

in an earlier post, I referred to Palin as “Dan Quayle with Boobs.” I apologize to Vice President Quayle. You may be no Jack Kennedy Sir, but compared to Sarah Palin you’re Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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3 Responses to “Comparing Sarah Palin to Dan Quayle is an insult to Dan Quayle”

  1. 4leslie said

    Wow, you’re really bringin’ it!
    Again, and I know it’s already getting tiresome to hear, what does this say about John McCain’s judgment?

  2. […] H. Christ on a cracker, first McCain picks Dan Quayle with boobs, now we find out she’s a religious extremist as […]

  3. […] and irresponsible move by a major party presidential candidate in history. As I said at the time, Palin makes Dan Quayle look like Winston Churchill. -And I wasn’t alone. Many Republicans came to the same […]

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