Ben Foster, the man behind the vomit

Categories: T-Paw

Ben Foster, still looking a little rough for his booking photo.
We told you earlier about Ben Foster, the Pawlenty staffer who was arrested this morning in Iowa after trying to break into a home and drunkenly puking in its front lawn.

But who is this guy, really? When 24-year-olds make headlines, there's usually a trove of social media to shed some light on what they're all about. Foster is no exception.

Foster's LinkedIn page offers a thumbnail biography -- the 24-year-old graduated from the University of Alabama where he was a promising young Republican. There's his Flickr site, full of photographs of him posing with Republican luminaries like a fanboy at Comic-Con. According to his Facebook page, he's a fan of Matchbox 20 and God.

But it's on his Tumblr site that Foster really bares his soul.

The Hangover
Actually, the site is mostly dedicated to posts big-upping Foster's boss (example: "Pawlenty: Freedom is key"). But sprinkled in among the campaign static are the kind of inane non-sequitors that remind you that Pawlenty's first hire in Iowa is just your average 24-year-old doofus.

We learn, for example, that alcohol isn't the only thing he loves to drink. He's also a big fan of Dr. Pepper Ten.

He's a big Alabama football fan.

He likes the design of Pete Yorn's website.

And he's got some theories about plagiarism, based on his insight that "art is rooted in deviance."

There's another social media asset that might provide some insight into Foster's character, but it's unconfirmed. Maybe Foster isn't the man behind the Twitter handle PawlentyPuker. Maybe he is.

Sponsor Content

My Voice Nation Help

Home invasion and DUI will get you a 2 week suspension from TPAW's campaign.

That'll teach 'em.

Report DUI
Report DUI

At least no pregnant girl drowned in the pool (ah - river) with this Ted Kennedy wanna-be!

Near midnight on Chappaquiddick Island, a possibly drunk and definitely married Senator Ted Kennedy takes a right turn instead of a left. His car winds up skidding off Dike Bridge and is quickly submerged upside-down in salty Poucha Pond. His passenger, RFK office secretary Mary Jo Kopechne, is eventually recovered in the back seat. Kennedy swims to safety, whereupon he fails to rescue his companion or even simply report the incident to authorities until the following morning.

Because no autopsy is ever performed on Kopechne's body (her body had been promptly whisked out of state) it is uncertain how long it took her to drown, if she wasn't killed on impact. Likewise, it is never established whether Kopechne was pregnant or exhibited signs of recent sexual activity.


I see that Mr. Foster has, since this morning, changed the privacy settings on his Facebook wall (it was open to all users this morning), and made his Twitter feed private (it wasn't earlier today).


Good thing Laura Bush wasn't given a BAT after she killed her boyfriend in a traffic accent, huh?

Now Trending

Minnesota Concert Tickets

From the Vault