Tuesday, May 23, 2006

farewell

Lloyd Bentsen passed away today.

During the presidential campaign of 1988, Mr. Bentsen "debated" George H.W. Bush's running mate, the intellectually-challenged Dan Quayle. At one point in the debate, Quayle famously said "I have as much experience in the Congress as Jack Kennedy did when he sought the presidency."


Lloyd Bentsen's answer was the model of effective simplicity.

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


Rest in peace, Lloyd.

1 Comments:

Blogger Mary K. Goddard said...

Yeah we lose great folks like him and W and Cheney and Delay are still walking around...something very sad about that....

6:48 PM  

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