Quayle Stumbled In Response To A Question About His Opinion Of The Holocaust.

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Quayle stumbled in response to a question about his opinion of the
Holocaust. He said it was "an obscene period in our nation's history."
Then, trying to clarify his remark, Quayle said he meant "this century's
history" and added a confusing comment. "We all lived in this century,
I didn't live in this century," he said.
-- Vice President Dan Quayle
-- (reported in Esquire, 8/92, The New Yorker, 10/10/88, p.102)