Re: How do you grow brocolli?
Ron Johnson wrote:
1. The spelling card Quayle was holding, given to him by the school
authorities putting on the spelling bee, had the "e" on the word.
George H. W. Bush made the famous campaign promise:
Read my lips: no new taxes!
Dan Quayle was his VP, and famously misspelled "potatoe".
2. "potatoe" is an acceptable, albeit archaic, spelling.
3. The audience in the room, including the Press corps, the principal,
the superintendent, and the teacher who had written "potatoe" on the
card, applauded when the student added the "e" at Quayle's urging.
I daresay that the Press and anti-Quayle forces made a mountain out of a
molehill, and did so with not a little hypocrisy involved.
(Note, I'm not particularly a fan of Quayle; really don't have an
opinion one way or the other about him, but I despise the Press'
spin-mongering, and don't much care for continued spread of
misrepresentations as gospel. No offense to Ron; just hoping to shine a
little light on the subject.)