President George W. Bush donated $1,000 in September to congressional candidate Ben Quayle, the son of his father’s vice president. Ben Quayle, the son of former Vice President Dan Quayle, received $1,000 from the 43rd president and $1,000 from his wife, Laura, according to new Federal Election Commission reports.Could it be that deep down George W. Bush also believes that Barack Obama is the worst president in history? (Video)
The former president’s listed occupation? Retired.
Bush’s Dallas-based spokesman, David Sherzer, had no comment on the contribution.
Bush has kept a low political profile since leaving office early last year. He is about to start a book tour to promote his memoir, called “Decision Points.”
Quayle hasn’t received any money from Bush’s father, former President George H.W. Bush, or his wife, Barbara Bush, although the couple hosted a fundraiser for him at their Houston home in May.
Ben Quayle has received thousands of dollars from his father’s old political colleagues—and he’s tapped members of the more recent Bush administration, as well. He received $500 from former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and he personally met with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to ask her donate. So far, her name hasn’t appeared on any of Quayle’s FEC reports