Thursday, August 12, 2010

Maybe It’s Genetic

Ben Quayle, son of former Vice President Dan Quayle (and the reason for a lot of fervent prayers for the perpetual good health of President George H.W. Bush), is running for Congress in Arizona. He’s out with an ad that makes me giggle.


Being called “the worst preznit ever” by a member of the Quayle family is, to put it mildly, mirthful. As Bill Maher once noted, the shit doesn’t fall far from the bat.

But it seems that little Ben has been up to some other things before he decided to go into the family business.

After initially denying the allegations, Arizona House candidate Ben Quayle (R), son of former vice president Dan Quayle, admitted on Tuesday that he used to post comments on a Web site called “Dirty Scottsdale” several years ago, Politico reports.

The site’s founder, Hooman Karamian, alleged in a Monday post on TheDirty that Quayle was “one of the original contributors” to the site, which featured sexy photos of women and “chronicled the city’s clubs and nightlife and [was] the predecessor to the popular gossip website TheDirty.com.”

Karamian said Quayle posted under the name “Brock Landers,” an apparent reference to the fictional sidekick to porn star Dirk Diggler in the film “Boogie Nights.” Quayle had a featured section on the site, Karamian said, called “Brock’s Chick,” in which he sought to “find the hottest chick in Scottsdale.” He added that “Without Ben, there would be no TheDirty.com.” Quayle acknowledged Tuesday that he did contribute to the site in an interview with Phoenix’s 12 News.

“I just posted comments to try to drive some traffic,” [Quayle] said.

“What kind of comments?” the reporter asked.

“This is four years ago,” Quayle replied. “This is hilarious this is being brought up. … This is a smear. This is a smear on me from a smear website being pushed by a smear campaign.”

Now there’s leadership for you; someone who was really “raised right” is busted for writing for a frat-boy-wannabe website, and he’s blaming someone else for being caught. Yeah, that’s the way to really “knock the hell out of the place.”

Do these people ever grow up?