A Short History of the Vice Presidency
By Reed Tucker
Photo Credit: D. Walker/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images
DAN QUAYLE (R), 1989 - 1993
BOSS: George H. W. Bush
POWER INDEX: Somewhere between meter maid and lawn boy
ACHIEVEMENTS: Four years of busywork. Bush once told him, "Our relations with the Pacific countries are very important to the United States. But we're going to let you go anyway."
VP WISDOM: "P-o-t-a-t-o-e."