Bush: "Dan, I need you to go to Saudi Arabia for a full assessment of the situation. You leave tomorrow."

Quayle: "Yes sir. And when do I return?"Bush: "That will be all, Dan."

- On D-Day minus 15, the vice president was an inspiring sight as he inspected the troops in the desert. The golf shoes may have been an oversight but he had a hectic schedule.

- So far, Steve Martin, Jay Leno, Bob Hope and Dan Quayle have visited the men and women of Desert Shield. After four comedians, morale should no longer be a problem.

- Mark Russell