December 21, 1989

On This Date in! in 1989, Vice President Dan Quayle sent Christmas cards to 30,000 of his closes friends and campaign contributors with the message “May our nation continue to be the beakon of hope to the world.” Vice President Quayle subsequently received a dictionary as a gift from President Bush with the word ‘beacon’ highlighted and bookmarked. President Bush thought this would correct the problem, until the ‘potato’ incident happened in 1992.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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