In the category of "ridiculous former vice presidents whose opinions are of no real value," the field is not limited to Dick Cheney.
Former Vice President Dan Quayle appeared on Fox News [yesterday] afternoon to chip in his two cents on the health care debate. Namely, he warned that using the reconciliation process would set a "very bad precedent" because a simple majority is just unconstitutional. "They're gonna go to budget reconciliation, which I believe would set a very bad precedent, because essentially -- if they could do it, and I don't know if they can do it, but if they could do it -- what you have done, effectively, is to take away the filibuster in the United States Senate," Quayle said. "So, therefore, you have 51 votes in the House and 51 votes in the Senate. That is not what our Founding Fathers had in mind. That is not the constitutional process."
I realize that correcting Dan Quayle is probably a little too easy, but in case similar sentiments start popping up elsewhere, let's note just how incredibly wrong the former vice president really is.
Either way, Palin still wins on the nincompoop front. At the very least, I think Dan Quayle could remember to say "tax cuts" without a cheat sheet.