Sunday, August 15, 2010
Any regular reader of this blog knows I love it when an incompetent son/daughter tries to take over the family business, especially in politics (see Jack Quinn, Jr.) The thing that amazes me the most is how dumb the electorate is. These clowns always jump right to the head of the polls. Doesn't history teach us anything? Does the name Henry VIII ring a bell? The newest case in point is Ben Quayle, son of former Vice President Dan Quayle:
Ben Quayle's name helped him jump to the front of the pack of 10 candidates vying for the Republican nomination in a GOP-leaning district that includes sections of Phoenix and Scottsdale. Eight-term Rep. John Shadegg is retiring. One of Ben Quayle's ads features Dan Quayle with his son saying: "I grew up watching my dad fight for conservative values."
The district is a very conservative district so Quayle is campaigning on a platform of family values. The only problem is his last job was writing for a porn based website:
Campaigning as a family-values conservative, Ben Quayle, 33, first denied and then admitted that he wrote for a sex-steeped Arizona website.
Nik Richie, founder of the racy website, said Quayle used the alias "Brock Landers," the name of a character from the 1997 movie "Boogie Nights" about porn stars in California, and wrote lines such as: "My moral compass is so broken I can barely find the parking lot."
The website, now known as TheDirty.com, recently reposted the 2007 entries.
When a politician promotes "family values", it's usually a red flag that he/she is a closet freak, not to mention a hypocrite. In a recent campaign mailer, Quayle posed with his wife and two young girls and said, " we are going to raise our family here in Arizona." The only problem is he and his wife don't have any children! The girls were his nieces. Opponents are now accusing him of "renting a family."
The biggest joke in this whole story... he will probably win. Maybe Cuba has it right after all...
Like father, like son? Quayle follows dad :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Nation