This article is from the archive of our partner .

Arizona congressional hopeful Ben Quayle appears more than eager to shore up his hard-right credentials in a campaign video that seems to channel the tough-guy impassivity of film-noir great Humphrey Bogart. Beginning with a read-my-lips deadpan to the camera ("Barack Obama is the worst president in history") Quayle proceeds to calmly pummel DC while staring out from a hazy auburn backdrop.

"Somebody has to go to Washington and knock the hell out of the place," he states grimly before stalking off .



[Hat Tip: Politico]

This article is from the archive of our partner The Wire.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters@theatlantic.com.