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Archives: Demo gets just ‘desert’

In this April 14, 1999, file photo, Dan Quayle shakes hands with supporters in his hometown of Huntington, Ind., Wednesday, following his formal announce that he is a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. He had learned to spell "potato" by then. (AP File Photo/Chuck Robinson)
In this April 14, 1999, file photo, Dan Quayle shakes hands with supporters in his hometown of Huntington, Ind., Wednesday, following his formal announce that he is a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. He had learned to spell "potato" by then. (AP File Photo/Chuck Robinson)

Local Democrats, like their brethren nationwide, roared and mocked when VP Quayle booted the spelling on "potato." But they really don't have room to laugh. In announcing the 13h annual Art Manley Huckleberry Social, Demo honcho Bob Brown twice spelled "dessert" with one S. Maybe that's why Bob and the rest of the Democrats had such a hard time 18 months ago deciding what to do in the middle East. They probably thought Desert Storm was a first-strike attack against a Baghdad ... pastry shop.




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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