The Wisdom of Dan Quayle

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As someone who once defended the laziness of Fred Thompson from the scorn of a workaholic political-media culture, I’m going to high-five Dan Quayle for this:

“I’m glad [Obama is] out playing golf. I happen to be a golfer. I think presidents deserve down time. And believe me, he is in constant communication with what’s going on… I mean, what do you want him to do, stay in his house and be on the phone with the ambassador to Japan all the time?”

Of course, from Obama’s perspective it’d be nice if someone not plagued by a reputation for being a lightweight were making this case. And, in the case of a horrifying nuclear catastrophe, yeah, you probably want him on the phone a lot. Still, Obama will take what he can get….