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Palin / Quayle comparisons

August 30th, 2008 Comments off

They seem to be rife throughout the internets…

Some little remembered facts about Quayle… (from Wikipedia)

  • Bush was trailing by as much as 15 points to Dukakis before the Republican Convention in 88.
  • Senator John McCain, said of Quayle “I can’t believe a guy that handsome wouldn’t have some impact.”
  • Sure enough, post convention the Bush/Quayle got a bump, and never trailed.
  • Despite the well remembered gaffe in the VP debate (“You are no Jack Kennedy”), Quayle wasn’t remembered for being compared to Lloyd Bentsen in the experience question.
  • The Bush/Quayle ticket went on to win the November election with a 53–46 margin by sweeping 40 states and capturing 426 electoral votes.

So, be careful with the Quayle comparisons… Remember Bush/Quayle won.  It was Bush Sr. that killed his re-election chances with the ‘No New Taxes’ flub.

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Daily Walk 365 – Day 6

August 30th, 2008 1 comment

This is the day that the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it. — Psalm 118:24 (NKJV)

And this from Phillip Yancey:

Some of us seem so anxious about avoiding hell that we forget to celebrate our journey toward heaven.

I love that song.  Especially the SKA version I heard about 8 years ago.  The racous music and rough singing was at contrast to the lyrics, but that was what made it unique.  As is each day we live in the Lord, each uniquely made for us to enjoy, and be glad for.

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