Ben Quayle in Arizona

Discussion in 'Politics' started by lindq, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. lindq


    Yes, I know. You had to sit through thousands of hours of of the most god-awful negative political advertising that was an embarassment to America.

    But no matter how bad you had it, you didn't have to watch Ben Quayle get elected to congress.

    Here's it works folks. The republicans hand-picked a district here in Paradise Valley, a solidly republican wealthy enclave outside Phoenix. Then they got a batch of republican cronies together in Texas to throw a good old party to raise millions to finance young Qualye's campaign. (Yes, if you haven't gotten it yet, this is the son of former VP Dan Quayle.)

    He barely got out of the primaries despite gadzillions thrown into advertising and advisors.

    Then surprise! In a small district with an overwhelming majority of registered republicans, he gets elected. This, despite the fact that reportedly his most recent employment was writing a column for a softcare porn site, followed up with him publishing a "family" brochure photo holding two young girls who weren't even his daughters.

    Yep. That's how it works.

    If you care to share your local horror stories...please feel free.