The Cougar and the Quayle

What happens when a Cougar tangles with a Quayle? Well, it’s not pretty, if the recent run-in between John (no longer Cougar) Mellencamp and former Vice President Dan Quayle is any indication. Quayle attended Mellencamp’s concert at Harvey’s Casino in Nevada last Friday. But when Mellencamp dedicated a version of “Walk Tall” to people hurt by policies ...

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What happens when a Cougar tangles with a Quayle? Well, it's not pretty, if the recent run-in between John (no longer Cougar) Mellencamp and former Vice President Dan Quayle is any indication. Quayle attended Mellencamp's concert at Harvey's Casino in Nevada last Friday. But when Mellencamp dedicated a version of "Walk Tall" to people hurt by policies of the current Bush administration, Quayle walked out. Quayle later commented:

Well, I think Mellencamp's performance was not very good to begin with, and the comment put it over the top.''

For the record, the Quayle is taller than the Cougar.

What happens when a Cougar tangles with a Quayle? Well, it’s not pretty, if the recent run-in between John (no longer Cougar) Mellencamp and former Vice President Dan Quayle is any indication. Quayle attended Mellencamp’s concert at Harvey’s Casino in Nevada last Friday. But when Mellencamp dedicated a version of “Walk Tall” to people hurt by policies of the current Bush administration, Quayle walked out. Quayle later commented:

Well, I think Mellencamp’s performance was not very good to begin with, and the comment put it over the top.”

For the record, the Quayle is taller than the Cougar.

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