A Vice-Presidential Memoir
Author: Dan Quayle
Hardcover With Dust Cover
In this eye-opening autobiography destined to be judged one of the most candid ever -- America's forty-fourth Vice President offers the ultimate insider's account of the Bush administration, including his own hard-fought battles with the media.
"Standing Firm" leaves no doubt that Dan Quayle is the most misjudged figure in modern political history. Prior to 1988, Quayle had never lost an election. Not for Congress. Not even for the Senate. Heading into that year's Republican Convention, Quayle was considered one of the party's bright young stars -- a man of unusual political insticts who, when it came to campaigning, had a reputation as a giant killer. He would become the first in his generation to hold national office, but only after a tumultuous contest that frequently put him on the defensive.
With gritty honesty and admirable self-deprecation, Quayle describes what it was like to weather that 1988 media storm, and the other squalls that followed. Poignantly, he also talks of the self-confidence and Christian faith that gave him the courage to stand firm and record some of the most noteworthy contributions of any Vice President ever. Among the high points:
his coordination of America's response to a coup attempt in the Philippines, the details of which have never been reported.
his bringing the family-values issue to the fore with the Murphy Brown speech -- a call for action that, one year later, would even draw support from Democratic President Bill Clinton.
his use of the White House Competitiveness Council to curtail harmful "overregulation."
his unreported diplomacy with Latin American leaders.
his championing of legal reform, which would earn him the strongrest praise of his vice-presidency.
Quayle pulls no punches when it comes to assessing himself and other players in the Bush administration -- the men and women who were his allies, and sometimes his opponents, in helping George Bush spread democracy around the world. He shares entries from his diary of the Persian Gulf crisis, offers a surprising snapshot of what the typical Bush cabinet meeting was like, describes intramural battles waged by White House power brokers, and reveals his special relationship with the President. Quayle, a former journalist, interviewed several members of the press for this book, and their contributions form a vital part of its fabric.
"Standing Firm" is perhaps most intriguing in its analysis of what went wrong in the 1992 election. Quayle does not hesitate to place blame where it is deserved -- in fact, he reserves som of the strongest criticism for himself. Throughout, the portrait that emerges of the former Vice President is that of a man whose good humor is exceeded only by a competence for which he was never been fully credited.
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