Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Happy Trails, Ben Quayle

Rep, Ben Quayle
This primary season has been pretty weird.

On Tuesday, Ben Quayle, the son of former Hoosier Congressman, Senator, and Vice President Dan Quayle, lost to fellow Congressman David Schweikert in Arizona's Republican 6th District Primary.

Quayle had been the 9th District's Congressman, but he decided to run in the 6th because it was a safer district for a Republican.  Quayle's district had been changed after the 2010 census, and his home was drawn into the 6th.  Quayle argued that more of his constituents lived in the 6th than the 9th.

Recently, Quayle got some bad press for taking a dip in the Sea of Galilee, apparently with his clothes on (unlike fellow Republican Kevin Yoder), but was on the same trip.  The margin was fairly close.

You may remember that Quayle famously released this ad in the 2010 election season.

He doubled down on the claim in 2012.

Well, going back to the first ad, I guess he didn't knock the Hell out of the place.  Now, he's going to be knocking around Arizona for a while.


Anonymous said...

Just like his dad...A one term Rep.

Anonymous said...

Dad one term Vice President
Son one term Rep.

Like father, Like Son

Anonymous said...

Ben was a spoiled kid with priviledge who felt entitled. It worked for one term,