Monday, July 17, 2006



Apparently Dan Quayle is still doing exactly what he was doing when he was George H.W. Bush's vice president: playing golf and criticizing entertainment figures. Friday, Quayle took some time out from his busy golf schedule-- he was in Tahoe (which he loves because if only potato were spelled that way...) because he was participating in the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship in nearby Stateline-- to attend a concert at Harvey's Casino by fellow Hoosier, John Mellencamp.

When Mellencamp, who was unaware that Quayle was in town, let alone at the show, introduced his song, "Walk Tall," he dedicated it to everyone hurt by policies of the current Bush administration. "This next one is for all the poor people who've been ignored by the current administration…" is what he said from the stage.

Apparently the only person not hurt by the Bush Regime's disastrous policies was Quayle, who inherited millions from his family and has never done an honest day's of work in his entire life. So he got up and walked out in a huff.

Although Mellencamp didn't notice, Quayle later tried getting into the press by having a spokesperson quote him as saying "Well, I think Mellencamp's performance was not very good to begin with, and the comment put it over the top." When told that the ex-vice-president did his little walk-out routine, Mellencamp said "I wasn't aware that Dan Quayle was at the show the other night but had I known, I certainly wouldn't have changed a word. I still feel there are many people left behind by this administration. Not talking about problems doesn't make them go away.  It's kind of telling that he chose to walk out as I was doing a song about tolerance."

Well tolerance never was one of Quayle's strong suits. No doubt he got his dander up from the very couple of lines, thinking that Mellencamp must be singing them about him sepcifically.

The simple minded
And the uninformed
Can be easily led astray
And those that cannot connect the dots
Hey look the other way
People believe what they want to believe
When it makes no sense at all
And I wish you a long sight line
And the strength to walk tall

Walk tall
Yeah walk on
Through this world
Walk tall

Somewhere out in the distance
Is the death of you and me
Even though we don’t think of it much
It’s still out there for us to see
If you treat life like a ballroom fight
You’ll die stinking of gin
No drunkards are allowed in heaven
No sinners will get in

Walk tall
Yeah, walk on
Walk tall
Through this world
Walk tall

So be careful in what you believe in
There’s plenty to get you confused
And in this land called paradise
You must walk in many men’s shoes
Bigotry and hatred are enemies to us all
Grace, mercy and forgiveness
Will help a man walk tall

So walk tall
Yeah, walk on
Walk tall
Through this world
Through this world
Yeah, walk tall
Then walk on
Walk tall
Then walk on
Through this world
Through this world
Through this world
Through this world
Walk tall
Walk tall
Then walk on
Walk tall

Meanwhile, an actual celebrity at that golfing event, Charles Barkley, got involved in the fray. Barkley, long known as a very conservative Republican, backed up Mellencamp and took the opportunity to let the world know he's finished with the GOP. "I was a Republican until they lost their minds," Barkley said.


At 5:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What makes me laugh the most is that a black man from the south is a rebublican,in the first place. Charles I respect your game as a player but as a fellow black I can not under stand how any black person could be a part of a party that has no respect for women,minority etc. The thing that lets me know that this party is one I will still feel very lery about is that they just had a vote in congress to pass the voter rights bill that was past but not unanimously. There ar member of congress that voted against it. As a blackman in america there still a lot of work that needs to be done. Charles thank you for your change of coarse, your black ass should never have been on that side of the fence !!!!

At 10:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, the reason that there are black republicans is the same reason there are gay republicans, because they have more than one issue to think about when they cast their votes. Ive worked with Bush Sr (nice guy) and ive vol'd for the Kerry campaign in 2004, so allow a moderates view for a moment.

First of all, anything involving Dan Quayle is as much of a non-story as anything involving, say, Geraldo 'do you have my good side' Rivera. Anyone who takes either of these two monkeys seriously should take a step back and do some yoga (just like the Army has lately).

Second of all, let me give my definition of a conservative. A conservative is someone who truly believes that government should be barebones, off of our backs, and with minimal involvement/interference. This is a good ideal. This ideal is clearly not being held to by the 'social conservatives' in power.

My question is this...with the republican leadership using all the govt's poewr to dictate how we should live our lives and how we should think everyday...NOBODY's thought to throw the 'L' word at them?

Next time Sen Brownback talks about raising FCC fines, somebody say 'you can count on liberals to use appointed gvmt officials to tell us what we can and cant say'

or if Rep Goodlatte talks about what they can do to ban poker forever, somebody say 'Leave it to those limosine liberals to tell us what were allowed to have as hobbies'

please...lets not act like you would enjoy seeing ann coulter's head explode because someone called her a liberal for calling for the repeal of the 19th amendment or the reinstallation of the poll tax.

At 7:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite Quayle quote:

"The other day the president said, I know you've had some rough times, and I want to do something to show the nation what faith I have in you, in your maturity and sense of responsibility. He paused, then said, would you like a puppy?"

At 8:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget...
quaye is a member of the P.N.A.C. too.

At 10:37 AM, Blogger melior said...

Charles Barkley is actually extremely bright (no really) and a witty conversationist. He has been rumored as a future political candidate in Arizona for years.

Recently he has done voice ads for Air America ("anything else would be uncivilized").

At 1:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Charles has seen the truth as it is.The open door to insanity of the Republicans way,is showing the way.God save us all.Quaile and his gang just do not care.

At 8:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always thought the thing about Barkley being a Republican was a joke. That's how he's explained it before. Even if he was one, it was purely for selfish financial reasons. He's always been fairly liberal to moderate on everything else. In no way can he be considered "conservative".


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