Meet Ben Quayle, son of that Dan Quayle, and candidate for the Republican nomination for AZ-03, the seat Republican John Shadegg is retiring from.
Ok, so we've established he's got a pretty shaky grasp on history. But he's got the extremism and the fear part down pretty damned well.
Now let's look at that values part. Apparently part of being "raised right" includes taking on the persona of fictional porn star to promote a trashy gossip Web site that "featured sexy photos of women and 'chronicled the city's clubs and nightlife and [was] the predecessor to the popular gossip website TheDirty.com.'"
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."
Quayle initially told Politico on Tuesday that he "was not involved in the site." He admitted that he and Karamian know each other, and he helped Karamian find an intellectual property lawyer when the site was created, but he said that was the extent of his involvement with the site.
Four years ago! Youthful indescretion! But really, he's a "family man."
"We are presenting Ben as a pro-family candidate because he is a pro-family candidate," Moley said. "We are presenting him as a traditional-values candidate because he is a traditional values candidate."