Lloyd Bentsen Quote Joins The Political Junkie Montage On TOTN : It's All Politics Lloyd Bentsen now joins Barry Goldwater, Howard Dean, Walter Mondale, Sarah Palin and others in the opening "Talk of the Nation" montage.
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Lloyd Bentsen Quote Joins The Political Junkie Montage On TOTN

Not long ago, this e-mail arrived from Kim McEvers of Lake Worth, Fla.:

I love the Junkie segment on Talk of the Nation. I am wondering, how can the quotes of politicians like Howard Dean and Richard Nixon be your lead in, but not Lloyd Bentsen's famous quote? Shouldn't the "your no Jack Kennedy" quote be included there?

Kim, your wish has been granted. Starting with today's program, the famous Bentsen put-down of Dan Quayle in their 1988 VP debate is now part of the Junkie segment open.

Thanks, as always, to TOTN producer Sarah Handel for adding the tape and changing the montage.