The story can now be told. Sort of.
Almost 1 million years ago, when then-president George H. W. Bush was running for a second term, his running mate, Dan Quayle, gave a speech in which he drew the connection between the breakdown of the American family — then, as now, a major reason so many families remain poor — and the prevailing attitudes in popular Hollywood entertainment.
After connecting the statistical dots between fatherless households, poverty, and crime, the vice president summed it up this way:
Ultimately however, marriage is a moral issue that requires cultural consensus, and the use of social sanctions.