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Former US VP Dan Quayle Enjoys Greek Seafood in Mykonos

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Dan Quayle showed a special preference for Greek cuisine in Mykonos. Public Domain

Former US Vice President Dan Quayle was spotted enjoying a night out at the cosmopolitan island of Mykonos, Greece on Wednesday.

Quayle, the 44th vice president from 1989 to 1993 under President George H. W. Bush, dined at the Appagio restaurant in Ornos, which is famous for its seafood delicacies.

The restaurant offers authentic Greek flavors, together with fresh fish and shellfish that as it says “capture the flavors of summer.” Produce from Crete, Mykonos, Naxos, and Chalkida come together to prepare dishes that remind you of Greek tradition in every bite, Appagio notes.

Mykonos Live TV reports that the former VP showed an affinity to Greek cuisine. He said he was excited about the Greek flavors but also about the beauties of Mykonos while he did not fail to visit the neighboring Delos by boat.

Quayle’s political career

A native of Indianapolis, Quayle served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Indiana’s 4th district from 1977 to 1981 and as a U.S. senator for Indiana from 1981 to 1989. He unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for president in 2000.

In 1988, vice president and Republican presidential nominee, George H. W. Bush, chose Quayle as his running mate. His vice presidential debate against Lloyd Bentsen was notable for the “Senator, you’re no Jack Kennedy” quip.

The Bush–Quayle ticket defeated the Democratic ticket of Michael Dukakis and Bentsen, and Quayle became vice president in January 1989.

During his tenure, Quayle made official visits to 47 countries and was appointed chairman of the National Space Council. As vice president, he developed a reputation for making gaffes. He secured re-nomination for vice president in 1992, but Democrat Bill Clinton and his running mate Al Gore defeated the Bush–Quayle ticket.

In 1994, Quayle published his memoir, Standing Firm. He declined to run for president in 1996 because of phlebitis. He sought the Republican presidential nomination in 2000 but withdrew his campaign early on and supported the eventual nominee, George W. Bush.

He joined Cerberus Capital Management, a private equity firm, in 1999.

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