I am Ben Quayle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnxn_3w1rYo

This video pretty much sums up the Quayle for Congress campaign. Bless his heart.


Comments

  1. Not Crazy Pam says

    Awesome. And how true.

  2. hotflashholly says

    I cannot imagine why a young fellow would subject himself to all of this..He has no business running for congress…let alone being elected to it

  3. Cola drinker says

    Jason’s people could have done better. Left a lot on the table. Maybe they’ll have a sequel.

    The characteristic that makes someone a good Congressman is the ability to withstand torture. Like Jack Bauer. Resist temptation, ignore pain, scoff at suffering…that will get the job done.

    If Ben can survive the campaign he will win the election.

  4. Jon Altmann, PC, State Committeeman LD11 says

    What I found interesting is that my wife got a mailing yesterday from Quayle with a signature petition and return envelope. She is not a PC. I am.
    I called some other PCs in LD11 – they, too did NOT get such a request from the candidate.

  5. That’s too funny, except for the fact that good candidates like Crump & Gorman will be splitting the sane vote. I have this fear that he is going to sneak in on daddy’s coattails in a crowded primary.

  6. JAndrewClark says

    As always in politics, you only go negative when you’re behind and out of good things to say about yourself. Apparently Rose has already run out of good things to say about the Parker campaign and it’s only April.

  7. This ad is awesome if you like lies! LOL!

    The ad suggests Quayle “worked as a rent a cop”. But actually the investment company that he manages OWNS a security company. Big difference!

    The ad suggests Quayle is from four generations from DC. But it’s a well known FACT that his great-grandfather and grandfather were in the newspaper business in Arizona. They used to be part owners of the Phoenix Gazette. His father worked in the family newspaper business including in Arizona too when he was young. And his father moved permanently to Arizona in 1993.

    The ad suggests that Quayle never or rarely voted in Arizona. But it’s a fact that he voted in many state and federal general elections and primary elections. He just didn’t vote in any local elections. And turnout in local elections in Arizona is absurdly low. Most people don’t vote in them. God forbid he didn’t vote for the Paradise Valley council that appointed/coronated Vernon Parker mayor! LOL!

  8. Double Decaf Latte says

    Who are Chris Baker and Constantine Q supporting in this race?

  9. The ol’ “puppet master” gimmick.

    It’d be nice to see something with meat, not attempts to push Pavlovian-conditioned buttons.

    Have no opinion on this guy as yet, because he’s still an unknown and invoking his father’s name as a mark against him isn’t valid.
    As for the brainiancs in Congress right now, they all said it’s too hard to read the bills, they voted on “Healthcare reform” sight unseen, which is reforming doctors out of the business raising our taxes on everythign to pay for it, and one congresscritter is worried Guam will tip over into the ocean if the military installs more Marines there.

    At this point, my DOG would respresent my district better than any Democrat. At least he’d got a eager “want to please” us attitude that is sorely missing in the Democrats.

  10. James Davidson says

    It is a valid question to ask where he would be and what he would doing if his name were Smith or Jones and not Quayle.

    He has no qualifications for the job by depth of experience, education, or training. It is very reasonable to say he should come back in 10 years after working his way up the ranks in lesser offices.

  11. JAndrewClark says

    I think it’s a gross misstatement to say that just because Ben isn’t 50+ years old that he doesn’t have the necessary qualifications. We hear every day how the Republican Party needs new blood and here when we get it you now decide that the new blood is too inexperienced. Here’s a man who you called uneducated, but has an undergraduate degree from Duke and a law degree from Vanderbilt. I’d stop short of calling you hypocritical, but I do think it’s wise to come from a better place of understanding before throwing around rhetorical statements like that.

  12. It’s a silly ad, but I really resent seeing someone so young have an an heir of entitlement to a Congressional seat.

    I would be much more sympathetic if Ben had a record of political activism (he couldn’t even be bothered with simply voting in a primary) or had won a city council or state house race.

    It’s a mistake to just vote for ideology or a name. I want competent, mature, and experienced leaders representing us, not someone right out of law school that’s never held a real job in his life.

  13. James Davidson says

    JAndrew:

    Wanting new blood is not the same as saying a young man with no particular accomplishments should start at the top because he has a famous name.

    You did not answer my question about where he would be if his last name were Smith or Jones?

    Duke and Vanderbilt Law? Good schools but not top schools. In any event, they become a ticket to Congress? Since when?

    What has he done with the law degree? What cases has he tried? What appeals has he argued? What big transactions did he sit as first chair for?

    If you can come forward with some evidence that he is a stand-out lawyer, I will stand corrected. So far I have heard it or seen it.

    There’s a reason why we want people to work their way up the ladder. It’s so we can judge them for their own record and character. Not Papa’s or Grandpa’s.

  14. “I would be much more sympathetic if Ben had a record of political activism (he couldn’t even be bothered with simply voting in a primary) or had won a city council or state house race.”

    It is not true that he never voted in a primary. He voted in several Arizona state and federal primaries. He just never voted in a local or school district election. I am not saying that is a good thing but it’s not that unusual. If you look at most local election turnouts in AZ these days, they tend to be very low.

    Also I don’t think any of the current Republicans representing Arizona in Congress were ever city councilmen or members of the state house before becoming Congressmen.

  15. James Davidson says

    VSB:

    Why should we send him to Congress, other than the fact that his name is Quayle?

    There’s a reason we have minor leagues — to sift out the real major league talent from the pretenders.

    Why should Quayle go straight to the major leagues, without ever paying his dues and developing experience and judgment in minor offices or in business or the professions?

    I have an open mind if there’s a case to be made. What is it? Duke undergrad and Vanderbilt Law School alone don’t cut it.

  16. “Why should we send him to Congress, other than the fact that his name is Quayle?”

    I don’t know that you should send him to Congress and I probably would not vote for him if I lived in that district. I just don’t think he should be lied about, maligned, or discounted just because his name is Quayle. It cuts both ways.

    “Why should Quayle go straight to the major leagues, without ever paying his dues and developing experience and judgment in minor offices or in business or the professions? ”

    He’s not running for President or even Senate. He’s running for the House of Representatives. Ben Quayle is a few years older than his father Dan Quayle was when he was first elected to the House at the age of 29. There are plenty of other people who have been elected when they were just as young or younger than Ben Quayle with similar experience.

    Ben Quayle has been to good schools. He has a law degree. He has practiced law. He is the manager of an investment firm. He is part owner of a multi-state security firm. He is on the foundation board of Phoenix Children’s Hospital. It’s not like this guy has zero life experience or is some kind of nobody failure loser like the video was trying to suggest.

  17. It’s the crazy season!

    HaHaHaHaHaHaheeeeehahehahehahehahehheeehehehhhehehhhahahahahahahaheheheeehahahehehahhahee.

  18. James Davidson says

    VSB:

    “Ben Quayle is a few years older than his father Dan Quayle was when he was first elected to the House at the age of 29. There are plenty of other people who have been elected when they were just as young or younger than Ben Quayle with similar experience.”

    Unfortunately, true. And they usually were not particularly accomplished legacies, who had a famous last name, the money access that comes with it, their own trust funds, and little else.

Leave a Reply