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Viral Video: Quayle Hunting for Office

BoomTown loves political dynasties from any party with about as much enthusiasm as I have for tossing sheep on Facebook.

Which is to say, none at all.

Nonetheless, it was an odd blast from the past to see this offspring spring into the public eye–as in Ben Quayle, former VP Dan Quayle’s son, who is running for Congress in Arizona.

Here is a somewhat awkward campaign video by Quayle the younger, in which the candidate declares he is going to beat up Washington, D.C. and then walks right off at the end like he is heading there immediately, just as he is approving the ad:


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus