March 26, 2013 |
Almost exactly 20 years ago, Barbara Dafoe Whitehead wrote a controversial essay for the Atlantic titled "Dan Quayle Was Right. " In case you forgot (or never knew), let me fill you in on what Quayle was right about. There once was a popular sitcom called "Murphy Brown. " The title character, played by Candice Bergen, was a news anchor. The show had its moments, but it was also insufferably pleased with itself and its liberalism. At least until the arrival of the Aaron Sorkin oeuvre ("The West Wing," "The Newsroom")
September 4, 1988
F or political candidates, military experience is a crucial part of the resume. The controversy over Dan Quayle's National Guard duty is only the latest case in point. For job candidates in the business world, however, is military service an important factor? Is it good preparation for a business career? Free-lance writer Meredith F. Chen raised the question with various authorities, and excerpts from those interviews follow: H.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1992
Ever since Dan Quayle started bashing the cultural elite, I've been trying to figure out who this vague, sinister group is. I finally have the answer to that question. It's that group of people who make decisions based on an intelligent examination of the facts, not slogans. In other words, it's everyone who refuses to follow blindly. LINDA RENNA, Orange
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1992
During the past few months the media, including The Times, have had great sport with Dan Quayle and his perception of family values. I'm not one of his admirers, but I believe that you presented rather strong justification for his position with "Child Deaths Rise in Antelope Valley" (Sept. 6). In the six child abuse deaths highlighted, there was one obvious common thread. All the couples involved were the non-traditional "families," without the commitment of marriage. A child crying for whatever reason is nothing but a nuisance to a boyfriend.