The voice of reason

THE VOICE OF REASON…. Once in a while, President Obama receives support from unlikely sources.

In a Fox Business Network interview, Former Vice President Dan Quayle defended President Obama from Republican criticism that he plays too much golf when there are so many troubles around the world.

Said Quayle: “I’m glad he’s out playing golf. I happen to be a golfer. I think presidents deserve down time. And believe me, he is in constant communication with what’s going on… I mean, what do you want him to do, stay in his house and be on the phone with the ambassador to Japan all the time?”

Ponder this little development for a moment: Dan Quayle has become the voice of reason in the Republican Party.

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Steve Benen

Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.