I KNOW DAN QUAYLE, AND GOVERNOR...

I don't know Dan Quayle. But I hope that whatever golf course he's on, he's duly offended by the day's frequent comparisons between John McCain's frantic selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate and his own selection in 1988. Let's look at the record:

  • Quayle: Two terms in the U.S. House, eight years in the U.S. Senate, representing a state of 6.5 million people.
  • Palin: City council member and mayor of a town of 8,500 people, 20 months as governor of a state of 650,000 people.

No, Governor Palin, you're no Dan Quayle. Maybe in a few years.

--Mark Schmitt.