Thursday, August 12, 2010

Kids Say the Dumbest Things



Long before there was Sarah Palin, there was that first special nobody accidentally thrust into a position of cultural authority not the least bit earned -- whose laugh-out-loud ignorance was matched only by an unwavering moral certitude. I'm talking, of course, about the O.G. of imbecilic political neophytes: Dan Quayle.

Well, meet his son.

Or more to the point, meet his son's creepy deer-in-the-headlights-meets-serial-rapist stare.

Like father, like dunce.

17 comments:

Christine said...

I ... I keep waiting for the credits to roll. I don't think there's a comedy outfit out there right now that could have come up with a better deadpan delivery for material like that.

Megan said...

OK, I've seen this video posted elsewhere and finally decided to click it. (I think that means you win a prize.)

What the heck? This clean-cut guy is not going to knock the hell out of anything. Why is he heading off into the shadows? Is that supposed to be menacing? If so, it's a miserable failure.

This guy needs a new ad producer who can match his image. He's more like a cute puppy who's anxious to follow in his dad's footsteps (dear lord). The tough-guy schtick is not working for me.

Anonymous said...

Here's the best part:

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/08/ben_quayle_admits_writing_for_obnoxious_web_site_t.php

Brianmpei said...

When Murphy Brown gets a hold of this she'll have a field day. Is her baby old enough to be a reporter yet?

toastie said...

I remember when Candice Bergen made that big stink about how it wasn't fair to a child to be raised by Dan and Marilyn Quayle. I bet she's got egg on her face now!

Thomas B said...

Does anybody know what that weird little duck he does toward the end of his spot mean? Dramatic effect?

oskar said...

"creepy deer-in-the-headlights-meets-serial-rapist stare".

...WTF?, is he a Project Monarch/MK-Ultra drone, or what?

or M.Night Shamalyan gone into politics... I was waiting for a predicatble twist ending.

Nobody voices populist resentment quite like the pampered son of Republican privilege.

B8ovin said...

Nothing grips my rage throat like some fucking young shit trying to display historical cognizance by way of the definitive statement. "Barack Obama is the worst president ever." Fuck you shit-turd. I know you're young but there's no way you missed the W years. Do your campaign a favor and stay away from spelling bees, you Jed Clampett via Cris Collingsworth looking political anchor baby. Shits like you are the real problem in America: a name, a meme and a campaign chest.

Fifth Generation Leftist said...

Why was I suddenly reminded of Anthony Perkins? I half expected him to start plaintively calling out for Mother.

What an poorly conceived ad.

Lisa said...

"I love Arizona. I was raised right." WTF does that even mean?!

toastie said...

@Lisa He's trying to imply he was raised in Arizona, which I don't think is true. From what I can tell, he's only lived in Arizona for the last 4-5 years.

It's amazing how his speech patterns--like stringing together short, choppy thoughts--are so much like his father's.

Anonymous said...

An obscure politician produces a fiery video in the sole effort to distinguish myself from the field of candidates. He did this to get your attention.

You embed the clip on your website.

But he is the dunce?

Holly said...

The creepiest thing about it is the likelihood that the Republican morons in his district will fall for it.

toastie said...

@Anonymous - I think brute mockery may be the only way to keep people like this out of office. Reason doesn't work. The more mockery Sarah Palin receives, the more emboldened her defenders become...but the numbers of defenders shrinks. Non-political people don't want to support someone who's a punchline.

Holy crap..the word verification is "palin". I need to save this screen...it's like seeing the Virgin Mary in my t-shirt sweat stains!

Anonymous said...

What a jackass. The only thing he should be "knocking the hell out of" is a remedial speech class.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Potatoe Head II

Alyssa said...

Yeah, this joke is denying his ties with dirtyscotsdale.com, which is now thedirty.com. He may be an excellent writer (believe it or not), but he is a total scumbag. Fuck you, Brock Landers, fuck you.