Monday, November 10, 2008

Dan Quayle's Bodyguards

The Sunday Mirror [UK]
9 November 2008

Barack Obama: What life will be like for new US President

By William Lowther in Washington and Kate Mansey

[...] At one time, the President and Vice-President were given three-inch-high models of the Washington Monument to put beside their beds. They had simply to knock them over to summon the guards.

But the models were abandoned after Vice-President Dan Quayle - noted for being clumsy - knocked his over late one night while making love to his wife.

In seconds, the door burst open, the lights went on and Mrs Quayle was thrown out of bed to the floor as bodyguards flocked around her husband to ensure his safety. [...]