Rep. Ben Quayle (R-AZ) went down in flames last night as he tried his hand at comedy during the 67th Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association dinner.
At one point he singled out Politico and got some especially loud groans for this one:
“I’m really honored to be here with so many distinguished speakers and members of the media. I gotta tell you, it’s a little weird for me to be speaking at an event that’s been sponsored by the media. Although I come from a newspaper family, we seem to have a strained relationship with the press. “Strained” is a polite term for “troubled.” And “the press” is a generous term for “Politico.” You know, it took everything I had not to refer to Politico as the worst media outlet in history.”
Watch the whole roast:
Funny runs in the family.
You’ll remember one of his dad’s funnier moments—VP Dan Quayle corrects a 12-year-old to spell potato with an “E”: