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Dan Quayle Defends Son

Someone run Spellcheck! Former Vice President Dan Quayle has written a letter defending his son Ben Quayle, a House candidate in Arizona who is under fire over allegations that he used to write for a sexy website now called TheDirty.com. "With the recent turn of events, I cannot in good conscience remain silent," Dan Quayle wrote. Ben Quayle allegedly wrote for the site Dirty Scottsdale under the pseudonym Brock Landers, the name of a porn star character from Boogie Nights. Calling the attacks on his son “ugly,” “unprecedented,” and “slanderous,” Dan Quayle says, “Ben made a satirical fictional posting on a blog three or four years ago commenting on night life in Scottsdale.” Ben Quayle’s mother also wrote an email on his behalf. His primary election is Tuesday.

August 24, 2010 2:24 AM