January 20, 1989

On January 20, 1989, George H.W. Bush was inaugurated as the 41st American President and Dan Quayle of Indiana became the 44th Vice President. When secretively asked why he chose Quayle, Bush said he had to make sure his Secret Service detail was extra motivated to keep him from coming to any harm. If you ever talked to Quayle for 15 minutes, you quickly knew America and the world was better off as long as Quayle stayed the Vice President. Potato. Potato.

A bit of trivia: Dan Quayle’s Secret Service nickname was Scorecard. Share this post, if you think it should’ve been Potato instead.

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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