–noun patronage bestowed or favoritism shown on the basis of family relationship, as in business and politics. In the entertainment industry, this is known as Hollywood NepotismTM. Talent not required.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Second Generation Political Nepotism

In February, Indiana Senator Evan Byah surprised everyone when he announced that we would not seek re-election after two terms. Byah is the son of long-time Indiana senator Birch Bayh, who retired after being defeated in 1980 by a young man named Dan Quayle. Now, Quayle's son, Ben Quayle (left), has won the Republican primary for Congress in Arizona's 3rd District.

To learn more about the Byahs, click here. To learn more about the Quayles, click here.

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