>>for misspelling potato
But somebody looked it up and potatoe was an alternate spelling.
I read somewhere that Quayle was actually reading that off a flash card that a teacher had prepared (he was visiting an elementary school at the time) and spelled it as written so as not to embarrass her (yet again, Reps show they have class - like W continuing to read “My Pet Goat” after getting the news of 9/11 so as not to scare the crap out of a bunch of eight-year-olds).
Also, a staffer had written "potatoe" on the card and Quayle (albeit mistakenly) deferred to that spelling.
It was when I was in elementary school I’m the early 60s.
The Betty Crocker cookbok spells it with an “e”. I know, I looked it up.