The personification of everything that's wrong with Hoosier politicians, Dan "Can't We Just Call 'Em Spuds?" Quayle, has done a super job of acting like an ass again.
Good ole Danny Boy went to a John Mellencamp concert last Friday. You know, that would be the same Mellencamp who recently released the anti-war song "From Washington." Now, to give Quayle credit he was only in town to play some golf. (Because what else is an ex-second-most-powerful-man-in-the-world to do? Quayle, I suppose, could get a job as a potted plant.)
Quayle, however, had to prove he couldn't hang with the cool kids. Offended by Mellencamp's liberal slant, he stormed out of the concert after George W was criticized. George I and George II have had completely different vice-presidents. We all know that Cheney is the brains behind Shrubco, but Quayle's main function was to draw attention away from George I. The more stupid things that Quayle did, the smarter Bush Sr. looked.
Apparently Danny Boy thinks he's still on the job...
Quayle, who served as vice president from 1989-93 with Bush's father, President George H.W. Bush, left the concert after Mellencamp dedicated his rendition of "Walking Tall" to "everyone hurt by the policies of the current Bush administration," according to the San Jose Mercury News.
Quayle immediately left the concert. He later said through a publicist, "Well, I think Mellencamp's performance was not very good to begin with, and the comment put it over the top."
(Hat tip to Shakespeare's Sister for the heads-up. It's not often you get to see an elephant shove its head up its ass!)