Point and laugh

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on June 1, 2006

There are intelligent, talented editors at newspapers across the nation, and then there's Henry Fredrick, city editor of the Taunton (Mass.) Gazette.

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

That, of course, was the late Lloyd Bentsen, the vice presidential runningmate to Al Gore who ripped into Dan Quayle during the 1988 debates.

Quayle had drawn the Texas Democrat's ire when he referred to the former president.

Danny Boy got the last laugh, however, when his boss, Bush Sr., defeated Gore. The Kennedy quote, however, endures.

Hahahahahaha! Apparently that Michael Dukakis guy has passed into obscurity even in his home state.

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  1. MY most memorable Lloyd Bentsen quote occurred on the MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour. Senator Bentsen was being queried by Jim MacNeil as to why a Senate committee, knowing it held up a bill which had already passed in the House, and would undoubtably pass in the Senate, would not be allowed to come to a vote.

    The Senator responded, with clearly pronunciated emphasis, " because THAT's not the WAY the SYSTEM WORKS."

    He was at least right on that one point.

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