Ben Quayle's "Busy Day" Video Latest Offensive in Debate Over Debates

Categories: Election 2010
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There's a debate over debates waging in an Arizona Congressional race, and it just got ugly.

If you're unfamiliar with the term, a debate over debates is what happens when an underdog in a political race challenges the front-runner to a series of debates. The front runner doesn't immediately respond to the request because, frankly, what's the point? That candidate already is in the lead so why risk a Jan Brewer moment?

The underdog then squeezes all the political capital possible out of the fact that the front-runner hasn't responded to his request. Conflicting stories emerge over whether the front-runner has agreed to any debates, the two finally debate, and we all move on.

The debate over debates going on between Jon Hulburd and Ben Quayle in Arizona's Third Congressional District is about half-way to the finish line. And Hulburd's milking Quayle's silence for all it's worth -- now in the form of a kind of funny video from the Arizona Democratic Party titled "Ben's Busy Day."

Check it out after the jump.



It's juvenile, it's cheap, and it's probably not even close to what an actual day in the life of candidate Quayle actually looks like. It's everything a political junky could ask for.

Hulburd challenged Quayle to six debates and has taken the initiative in scheduling them with the help of organizations like the Arizona Republic and 3TV.

Jennifer Johnson, spokeswoman for Arizona's Democratic Party, tells New Times that not only hasn't Quayle agreed to Hulburd's invitation, he hasn't even responded.

Quayle's communications director, Jay Heiler, tells New Times that's simply not true.

"[Hulburd] knows full-well we've already agreed to several debates, and we're probably gonna agree to more," Heiler says.

Heiler cited several upcoming debates -- not all of which were on the list of debates Hulburd scheduled and announced in a press release.

Hulburd, Heiler suggests, is only eager to debate Quayle so he can gain a little name recognition.

"Unfortunately, Quayle has no obligation to help [Hulburd] invent himself," Heiler says.  

Either way, there's a simple way to end a debate over debates: have a debate.



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12 comments
Shane
Shane

All of this from a loser who has not had a job in over 5 years!!?? The more I know about this Democrat, the more he sounds like Pelosi-

Kerry
Kerry

What do John Hulburd and John Kerry have in common (besides first names)?

1) they share the same campaign manager.

2) they both married, never earned, their money.

3) they're both limousine LIBERALS

4) they're both weird

John
John

Hulburd will cast his first vote for NANCY PELOSI. No way this household is voting for him!! Arizona doesn't need more rich LIBERALs like Jon Hulburd and John Kerry in DC (both of whom married, didn't earn, their cash).

Jon Hulburd = John Kerry = LIBERAL

Who the hell is Ben Quayle
Who the hell is Ben Quayle

Jon Hulburd uttered "BS" (border security) so he lost my vote right there. I don't play that panic crap. As for Ben Quayle, whether or not he's related to Dan, if the idiot can at least spell "potato" I'll consider him.

alehound
alehound

Dirty Army Strong, bitches!

Q Dog
Q Dog

Quayle's gonna win! Quayle it up Biatches!

Lew
Lew

Hulburd is running for congress for one reason: to prove to his rich in-laws he's not worthless. Because no one respects Hulburd his brother-in-law passed him over to be head of the Thunderbirds (even though retired-Hulburd has ample time on his hands) and now he has a chip on his shoulder. Liberal know-nothing Hulburd will lose this race and be an even more worthless.

NoLiberals!
NoLiberals!

Hulburd is a LOSER!! Read his bio...he doesn't have a single life accomplishment. No job in 8 years. Is only life accomplish is marrying a rich woman. Hulburd is just a bored LIBERAL looking for a hobby.

HULBURD IS A LOSER!!!!

Truth08
Truth08

Just heard Brock Landers will be on Sunday Morning Square-off. Resnik confirmed, there is a mention that this tradition (R) seat is in jeopardy? They can thank 'the dirty' for that one!!

Regards

Schadenfriend
Schadenfriend

"Unfortunately, Quayle has no obligation to help [Hulburd] invent himself,"

Like Quayle, who is an established candidate and pillar of our community. Oh, wait: he's not. He's lived here for three years after washing out of a couple of law firms in other states, then started a business on his family's money. He threw out a couple of republican platitudes and got himself the nomination with 22% of the vote. Quayle "invented himself" the day he was born into the Quayle family.

Regardless of your party affiliation, you have to agree that allowing him to win the election based on his money and his dubious family name will be (yet another) disgrace for our state.

Jeff Canter
Jeff Canter

Ben...because when it comes to a fiscally conservative policy, the guy hits the mark-

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