The Book, "The Satanic Verses"] Is Obviously Not Only Offensive But, I Would Think Most Of Us Would Say, In Bad Taste.

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[The book, "The Satanic Verses"] is obviously not only offensive but,
I would think most of us would say, in bad taste.
-- Vice President Dan Quayle commenting on the book
which caused Salman Rushdie to be placed under a death
sentence. The Vice-President had not read the book, 3/16/89
(reported in Esquire, 8/92)