You probably haven't thought about Dan Quayle in a really long time. After all, the Indiana senator-turned-much-maligned-vice-president under George H.W. Bush left national politics with exactly one thing attached to his name: He didn't know how to spell "p-o-t-a-t-o."
Here's the key bit:
"Over and over, Pence asked if there was anything he could do.
"'Mike, you have no flexibility on this. None. Zero. Forget it. Put it away,' Quayle told him.
"Pence pressed again.
"'You don't know the position I'm in,' he said, according to the authors.
"'I do know the position you're in,' Quayle responded. 'I also know what the law is. You listen to the parliamentarian. That's all you do. You have no power.'"
WOW, just wow. Trying to destroy America in one swing. Thank you Dan Quayle.