Sunday, August 15, 2010

You Spell Potatoe

Benjamin Quayle is running for the Republican nomination for retiring Phoenix-area congressman John Shadegg and what most people want to know is whether he can spell "potato." Ben is the son of Dan "potatoe" Quayle — remembered with this week's objet d'eBay, a 2000 campaign button from his failed attempt to transition to actual POTUS from from Bush VPOTUS.

Unlike candidates who have high standards to live up to, much of the reporting of the younger Quayle's campaign has revolved on how he is following in his father's foot mis-steps. Although something of a longshot in the the Aug. 24 voting, Quayle does bring to the campaign against his nine opponents the money his father's connections have enabled, as well as the low bar to lived up to (and hopefully, for him, jumped over).

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