Today’s mystery photo


WARTHEN: "Sir, I’ll have you know that in South Carolina, we dress for dinner!"

QUAYLE: "All I want is a potatoe."


16 thoughts on “Today’s mystery photo

  1. Brad Warthen

    Every once in a while, it occurs to me to dig into my files for stuff that would have been great to blog about if I had had a blog at the time.
    The above photo is such an item. When I get a minute — I’ve got to go read proofs right now — I’ll tell you the story behind that picture. It’s a good one. (And the story has little to do with the picture itself, but much to do with why I asked the photographer for a print of it. It has to do with something that had happened years earlier.)

  2. Lee Muller

    Did you know that Dan Quayle did not spell “potato” nor “potatoe”, but that he was reading the way it was spelled OFFICIALLY by the judges.
    The Democrat media spun that into another urban myth smearing Dan Quayle as a dummy.
    Just like they claimed Gerald Ford was a dummy despite his academic achievements.
    Just like they claim Harvard MBA George W. Bush is a dummy.
    And Reagan was senile in 1968, according to the Demomedia.
    Now they smear McCain as “senile”. Age discrimination, like racism, is fine for liberals when they practice it.
    Ted Kennedy cheating his way through Harvard is no problem. Neither is his killing Mary Jo.
    Biden’s plagarism is no problem.
    Bill Clinton being thrown out of Oxford is a badge of honor.
    Al Gore being kicked out of seminary is fine – most media types hate religion, anyway.
    And Gore’s flunking out of law school due to drug abuse is just fine, too. He became an actor, just like his roomate, Tommy Lee Jones – just on a different stage.

  3. Doug Ross

    Here’s video evidence that contradicts Lee’s claim about Quayle and spelling Potatoe.
    Kind of hard to spin that one into someone else’s fault.

  4. SC Hillacrat

    Too Funny! And – y’all could have been talking about SO MANY OTHER THINGS in that photo.
    Lee, IS THERE a subject that would render you in Opinion-Deficit mode?
    And Lee, how’s that project going with getting Bamy off the ticket? I am tired of you teasing us about it on every post. You have gotten my HOPES UP BUDDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Brad Warthen

    None of which is relevant to my story, when I get to it…
    Oh, and for the literal-minded — I didn’t actually tell Mr. Quayle he should have dressed for dinner, even if I was thinking it. Just a silly — you know, the “make up a caption” game I play.
    Lighten up.

  6. Lee Muller

    The lawsuit to remove Barack Obama from the ballots was fined August 21, 2008.
    A hearing for a temporary restraining order to stop his nomination was held August 28, 2008. The TRO motion was denied, but the case continues, with the judge issuing orders of expedited discovery, and service of process on Obama, his campaign managers, and DNC officers.
    Suit filed 08/21/08, No. 08-cv-4083
    Contact information at the end of this press release. Documents filed with the court and a copy of this press release can be downloaded at the end of this press release.
    (Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania – 08/21/08) – Philip J. Berg, Esquire, [Berg is a former Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania; former candidate for Governor and U.S. Senate in Democratic Primaries; former Chair of the Democratic Party in Montgomery County; former member of Democratic State Committee; an attorney with offices in Montgomery County, PA and an active practice in Philadelphia, PA, filed a lawsuit in Federal Court today, Berg vs. Obama, Civil Action No. 08-cv-4083, seeking a Declaratory Judgment and an Injunction that Obama does not meet the qualifications to be President of the United States. Berg filed this suit for the best interests of the Democratic Party and the citizens of the United States.“Eighteen million Democratic Primary voters donated money, volunteered their time and energy, worked very hard and then not only supported Senator Clinton, but voted for her and often recruited other supporters as well. All the efforts of supporters of legitimate citizens were for nothing because this man lied and cheated his way into a
    Philip J. Berg, Esquire stated in his lawsuit that Senator Obama:
    1. Is not a natural-born citizen; and/or
    2. Lost his citizenship when he was adopted in Indonesia; and/or
    3. Has dual loyalties because of his citizenship with Kenya and Indonesia.
    Berg stated: “I filed this action at this time to avoid the obvious problems that will occur when the Republican Party raises these issues after Obama is nominated.
    Barack Obama has until September 7 to provide documentation of his citizenship.

  7. Lee Muller

    Doug, I saw the original news video of Dan Quayle spelling “potatoe”. The rest of the story is that is how the judges spelled it, too, and it is a correct spelling, especially in Ireland or Scotland. Quayle, as you may have guessed, is Irish.

  8. Lee Muller

    John McCain was born to US citizen parents, on a US Navy base. That makes him an American citizen.
    In the Obama divorce papers and Barack’s first American high school papers, his parents swear that he was born in Kenya and became a citizen of Indonesia when he was adopted there.
    The INS has no record of Obama applying for or being granted U.S. citizenship.

  9. bud

    Quayle, as you may have guessed, is Irish.
    If he was Irish shouldn’t that have disqualified him from the vice presidency? Really Lee, this is nothing but a pure partisan defense of Quayle. He spelled the damn word wrong. He was caught. And it was funny. Was it a big deal? No, of course not. But to suggest it happened because Qualye is Irish is just absurd. You just need to have a little sense of humor man.

  10. Lee Muller

    QUAYLE, contracted from Mac Phail, ‘Paul’s son.’ PHAIL is anglicised from MAELFABHAILL.
    The post-Viking language of the Isle-of-Man is Max Gaelic, which is derived from Irish Gaelic, as are many of the surnames, because so many of the people came from Ireland and Scotland.
    And Dan Quayle read “POTATOE” off the flash card given to him by the spelling bee judges.
    The boy who spelled “potato” and was celebrated on TV and at the Democratic Convention, dropped out of school at age 17, fathered a child and was working as an auto mechanic when the Trentonian newspaper did a followup story in 1997.
    Dan Quayle was right about family values.

  11. martin

    Lee, you are the most pathetically hate filled creature on the planet. You say you’re a Christian, maybe you need to go in your closet and pray for some peace and love. This blog is can’t be good for your mental health.

  12. Lee Muller

    Yesterday, Obama claimed to have always supported the surge in Iraq, and knew that it would work.
    What a pathetic liar.


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