Ben Quayle, son of the former vice president and one of several Republican candidates for retiring Rep. John Shadegg's House seat from Arizona, has admitted to writing comments on the web site Dirty Scottsdale back in 2007.
Dirty Scottsdale -- which has spread to other cities and is now TheDirty.com -- is a collection of pictures, usually of well-endowed women, that readers take while out clubbing. The pictures are followed by snarky comments from the site's users and owner. (You can look, it's safe for work.)
Two days ago, the site's owner, who calls himself Nik Richie but whose real name is Hooman Karamian, wrote a post claiming Quayle used to write for the site and was "one of the original creators."
Upon being revealed, Quayle steadfastly denied having anything at all to do with TheDirty. You can probably guess the trajectory from here: he then had to admit that he knew the owner of the site, and, and, well, it was different back then, but I really wasn't involved, okay, I was, but I only did it to "drive some traffic"! Yeah, whatever, Ben.
What is it with these family-values types and sordid sleaze? Oh, wait, I know: this is the natural result of treating women like male property. One might get the impression they're all against teh gay because husband-husband marriages can't ensure one partner ends up barefoot and pregnant all the time, at least not until medical science develops a dependable artificial womb.
I wonder if Ben stopped writing for the site because he wanted to come over all clean and conservative to potential voters, or if he ran into a situation where he had to spell the word "potato"...
*Update: If only I had the headline-writing prowess of Attaturk! Brilliant! Tip o' the shotglass to Suzanne for this.