Dan Quayle

The Boy in the Bubble

On the road in 1992 with Dan Quayle.

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Sidney Blumenthal on Pat Buchanan's 1992 primary coup.

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Outside the Beltway

Washington Diarist: The Rolling Stones move in next to my house.

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The great Philadelphia Phillies amphetamine cover-up.

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Roboflop

Despite his pee-pants performance in the Omaha debate against Lloyd Bentsen, it looks as if Dan Quayle, 41, will be president one of these days. Consider the politico-actuarial probabilities. Assuming the Republican lead endures, the junior senator from Indiana will be elected vice president. This alone will give him an even chance of becoming president. Three out of the last five presidents were vice president first. Seven out of the last ten vice presidents have ended up heading a national ticket, and four (five if you presumptively count George Bush) got all the way to the Oval Office.

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