Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Lloyd Bentsen, former senator and treasury secretary, dies at 85

HOUSTON, Texas (AP) -- Lloyd Bentsen, a courtly Texan who represented the state in Congress for 28 years and served as President Clinton's first treasury secretary, died Tuesday morning, his family said. He was 85.

Bentsen, also the Democratic 1988 vice presidential nominee, died at his home in Houston.

It was during that campaign that he told rival Dan Quayle in a debate, "You're no Jack Kennedy."

...to which Mr. Quayle replied...
"I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican."

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