May 19, 1992

On May 19, 1992, US Vice President Dan Quayle attacked newscaster Murphy Brown for being a single mother and setting a poor example of family values. He believed she should have found a man and got married, like his god intended, instead of becoming a single mother. Candace Bergen, the actress who played Murphy Brown, a character on a TV show sent Dan Quayle a message. First, Murphy Brown was a fictional character and even though he saw her on TV, she was not real. Second, woman are not property of men and his opinion that a woman had to be married to have a child was only his ‘opinion’. It was not a law in the United States. Third, you spell potato “P O T A T O”. Fourth and last and most importantly, “The Secret Service deserved to be rewarded and thanked for keeping Ronald Reagan alive and healthy throughout his Presidency, as no one ever wanted Quayle to ever sit in the Oval Office.

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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