Tuesday, May 23, 2006

You're no Lloyd Bentsen


"Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy," he said. "I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy."

- Lloyd Bentsen to Dan Quayle, October 5, 1988


Bentsen died today at age 85.

2 comments:

CiscoKid said...

With a blank incredulous look on his face, and after the crowed stopped their cheering, Dan Quayle replied, "that was really uncalled for Senator." For a moment I thought he was going to say, "I am going to tell my mommy"..I watched that debate and remember that exchange..

vikkitikkitavi said...

Yeah, I remember it too. I remember thinking "Oh, it was SO called for."