Ben Quayle may have survived his Republican primary race in Arizona but his Democratic challenger has decided to make an issue of his contributions to the racy web site DirtyScottsdale.com. Eventually he's going to have someone ask him some tougher questions about this than Greta Van Susteren asked him in this interview Wednesday night. I guess it was too much to ask that she go look at what the man posted before she had him on the air so she'd have some idea if he was lying or not, or she does know full what he posted and was just feigning ignorance that she hadn't seen the blog posts herself. That or maybe Greta just didn't want anyone to know she was looking at that many pictures of women with big breasts showing them off after drinking heavily if she did do some follow up on Quayle's contributions to the site.
That site is no longer available but its successor The Dirty still has some of as they call it Ben Quayle's "best work" posted -- Ben Quayle Is Brock Landers (warning, may not be safe for work).
The son of former Vice President Dan Quayle may be the front-runner to replace retiring Rep. John Shadegg in a GOP-leaning Arizona congressional district, but he'll have a battle on his hands from a well-funded Democrat who wasted no time Wednesday slamming him for his connection to a racy website. [...]
Five of nine questions Quayle took at a victory press conference on Wednesday were about the website controversy, including ones on how his involvement would play with conservative Christian voters and on his varying answers about the extent of his involvement.
"I've been consistent from the very beginning on this issue and I've answered questions from numerous people," he said to the latter.
That's not true. Quayle first denied then admitted writing for the website previously called DirtyScottsdale.com, which describes the raunchier aspects of the city's nightlife.
As to the conservatives he'll need: "I'm going to continue to talk to them and earn their trust, earn their faith in me. That's all I can do."
Hulburd's campaign is questioning Quayle's character.
"This election is now between Jon Hulburd and Brock Landers," a statement from Hulburd's campaign screamed. "It's between a young man who fabricated a family, degraded women, and then tried to lie about it, and a small businessman and father of five who has been dedicated to his community.
Hulburd himself wouldn't repeat those allegations in an interview, but he did say he would use the 10 weeks before the general election to help push the issue.
As the article notes, Quayle's opponent Democrat Jon Hulburd has got a huge uphill battle since the district is redder than red. So it looks like odds are we're going to get ourselves another phony "family values" hypocrite in the House of Representatives.
Transcript below the fold.
VAN SUSTEREN: The other thing swirling around you before the campaign and alive today by you having won last night. Your now opponent in the general election came out with a statement -- the campaign. It says "This election is between John Hulburd and Brock Landers, between a young man who fabricated a family, degraded women, and then tried to lie about it, and a small businessman and father of five who has been dedicated to his community."
Now, that is coming out -- what is this dirty.com? Did you post there? Did you post the stuff that people say you posted there?
QUAYLE: I've had nothing to do with that website you just talked about. This is about --
VAN SUSTEREN: What about his predecessor?
QUAYLE: This was about a few posts, satirical and fictional posts that were put out and I blog that doesn't even exist anymore three years ago. And it has been run through the wringer.
My opponent is pushing this angle because they are not focused on the issues that we are here in Arizona dealing with. And that's an economy that is slumping and our debt that is out of control and the porous border where Arizona is on the frontline of the influx from the Mexican drug cartels.
VAN SUSTEREN: The predecessor website to dirty.com, the dirtyScottsdale.com, are you saying you did post there on that one?
QUAYLE: From the very beginning I've said I made a few comments on a Web site they were satirical and fictional in nature on a website that doesn't exist anymore.
VAN SUSTEREN: Degrading to women?
QUAYLE: No, I have never degraded women. I don't think I would ever.
This is the thing that is happening the unfortunate part of this getting blown out of proportion is a truly distasteful website is getting a lot of attention and hits. It is sad, because it is a website is repugnant.