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The Wisdom of Dan Quayle

WTFBuckley Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 1:24 PM
Of course Dan was right - what was unreasonable about what he said? Absolutely nothing. But the libs hated him, and that's all that mattered. Our current VP says something stupid almost every time he opens his mouth - and - nothing. Way it goes. So screw you Libs and your towering hypocrisy. You're dear leader in Washington is destroying this country. Chew on that.

Almost exactly 20 years ago, Barbara Dafoe Whitehead wrote a controversial essay for The Atlantic titled "Dan Quayle Was Right."

In case you forgot (or never knew), let me fill you in on what Quayle was right about.

There once was a popular sitcom called "Murphy Brown." The title character, played by Candice Bergen, was a news anchor. The show had its moments, but it was also insufferably pleased with itself and its liberalism. At least until the arrival of the Aaron Sorkin oeuvre ("The West Wing," "The Newsroom"), it set the standard for such things.

Murphy Brown was rich,...