Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Lloyd Bentsen, 1921-2006

Former Senator and Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen has died at the age of 85.

He began his national political career defeating George HW Bush in the 1970 Texas Senate race. He held on to his seat in the US Senate until becoming President Bill Clinton's first Treasury Secretary in 1993.

But he will probably be best remembered for his famous line to Dan Quayle in the 1988 Vice Presidential Debate -- after Quayle compared himself to John Kennedy. Click the audio bar to listen to his famous "you're no John Kennedy" quote.

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