February 12th, 2010
06:26 PM ET
10 years ago

Former Vice President's son running for Congress

Dan Quayle's son announced Friday his intention to run for Congress.

Dan Quayle's son announced Friday his intention to run for Congress.

(CNN) – Dan Quayle's son is running for Congress.

Ben Quayle announced Friday that he will seek the Arizona House seat being vacated by retiring Rep. John Shadegg.

"My generation is going to have to clean up the mess made by the politicians in Washington," Quayle said in a statement. "The reckless spending and crushing debt burden must be stopped."

According to the statement put out by a spokesman, the younger Quayle is managing director of Tynwald Capital, "a firm specializing in the acquisition and nurturing of small business."

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  1. JODY

    Why not...don't have to be smart and look, the money rolls his way!!

    February 12, 2010 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  2. Jim Hall

    Oh my God one idiot replaceing another idiot Jim Hall Kansas City, Mo

    February 12, 2010 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  3. Wont vote GOP if my life depended on it

    Hope he can spell potato.

    February 12, 2010 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  4. Dave

    The son of the worst VP ever??? How bad will things really get??? They just did!!!

    February 12, 2010 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  5. recreant

    And who can forget Lloyd Bentsen's verbal body slam of Danny boy at the Vice Presidential debate after Quayle compared himself to JFK:

    "I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was my friend. And you're no Jack Kennedy."

    Dems need to be doing a lot more of that these days!

    February 12, 2010 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  6. Albert R., L.A., CA

    "May our nation continue to be the beakon of hope to the world." - The Quayles' 1989 Christmas card.

    "Is Alaska still the beacon of hope for the world?" Palin reading her speech at the Tea Party Convention, 2010

    Maybe Ben is the Republican Party's next beakon of dope.

    February 12, 2010 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  7. Dave

    Let's hope Ben got his mother's brains. His dad is certainly as dumb as a post.

    February 12, 2010 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  8. Blue

    Words fail me.

    February 12, 2010 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  9. Ellid

    He sounds just as conservative, and just as stupid, as his father.

    February 12, 2010 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  10. m smith

    His generation? How old is this dude? I hope he is better trained than his dad.

    February 12, 2010 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  11. malclave

    Well, with Obama in the White House, there are zero standards of intelligence anyway.

    "Corpse-man"? For a medic? In a prepared speech?

    At least Bush's "nucular" was only embarrassing, and not insulting.

    February 12, 2010 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  12. EJ

    Just another sign of the Apocalypse.

    February 12, 2010 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  13. Anybody

    Heck, anybody would be better than the ignorant liberals that are in place now, who have no inkling how to manage anything.

    February 12, 2010 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  14. HonestMistake

    I guess it's OK for anyone named Kennedy to run for office, regardless of how unqualified they are, but not the son of a Republican.

    February 12, 2010 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  15. Axel

    I say this is fantastic news. I hope he wins. The world needs some fresh Quayleisms. His Father's were getting kind of stale, since so many people misquoted him trying to turn his Quayleisms into Bushisms.

    February 12, 2010 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
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