So now, Ben Quayle, the son of Vice President Dan Quayle, is running for Congress in Arizona. In a campaign photo, he announces that he and his wife Tiffany "are going to raise our family here." Awww. Those are his daughters, right? No? Wait, what?
But Ben it turns out may just be more interesting than his brain-dead dad. Ben Quayle's been the subject of a bizarre mini-scandal for the past couple of days, after gossip/sex site TheDirty.com revealed that he'd been a "contributor" in the site's early days as DirtyScottsdale.com, about trashy Scottsdale nightlife. Site founder Nik Richie claimed that Quayle had written under the pseudonym "Brock Landers," which he used to "document his quest to find the 'hottest chick in Scottsdale.'" (Landers is the name of one of the characters from the movie Boogie Nights.)
But Quayle, a self-described conservative and one of 10 candidates seeking the Republican nomination for the 3rd Congressional District, admitted to contributing to the site, contradicting his earlier comments.
"I just posted comments to try to drive some traffic," he 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."The good news (for his family) is that there wasn't a milkman involved. He is most definitely his father's son.
The bad news (for America) is that he's most definitely his father's son.