Are You Buying Ben Quayle's Israeli Lake Story?

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See also: Ben Quayle Accused of Swimming
See also: Ben Quayle Confirms He Was in the Israeli Lake to "Secure a Jar of Water"


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Congressman Ben Quayle
Congressman Ben Quayle is accused of swimming in a lake in Israel, and possibly witnessing one of his colleagues remove his clothes before jumping in that same lake.

Congressman Kevin Yoder, of Kansas, was the one who hopped in naked during a Republican congressional delegation's trip to Israel last year, and Politico reported alcohol could've been the deciding factor for some of the congressmen to jump in the lake.

Quayle says the accusations -- which seem pretty tame as far as these types of things are concerned -- aren't even true.

"The trip to Israel was not only an amazing experience for my wife and I, but extremely significant to our Christian faith," Quayle said. "Earlier in the evening I had entered the Sea of Galilee very briefly to secure a jar of water so my daughter could be baptized with it. At no point in time was I aware of, or witness to, any inappropriate behavior, as I had retired to my hotel room with my wife before the described misconduct occurred."

Congressman David Schweikert -- Quayle's primary opponent, who was also on the Israel trip -- apparently heard a different version of events, as he berated Quayle in a statement he gave to the Arizona Republic.

"I am disappointed but not surprised by Ben Quayle's behavior in Israel," Schweikert said. "Two years ago he embarrassed Arizona with his involvement in an adult website and now, as a congressman, he embarrasses both the institution of Congress and Arizona with his completely inappropriate behavior that calls into question yet again his fitness to be in Congress."

So, are you buying Quayle's version of events?

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glasstopia
glasstopia

What I don't buy are the 'anonymous' attack ads against Quayle's opponent. Friends of the Majority's FEC filing shows it's run by  treasurer Dr. Paul Mazzeo, a neurologist from Hilton Head, SC. What does a SC doctor hope to gain personally by spending $400K to help Quayle win a primary election.

TaxpayingVoter
TaxpayingVoter

The swimming story by itself isn't that big a deal.  The lie about the jar of water, however, makes him look worse than usual.

 

Perhaps the focus should be on who paid for the trip, not what happened on it.

Justin Rego
Justin Rego

who cares. People have been swimming nude in that lake for 150,000 years.

coyote_slim
coyote_slim

"Quayle campaign spokeswoman Anna Haberlein confirms to New Times that the allegation is true -- Quayle went swimming." Okie-dokie and now, Quayle maintains he "entered the Sea of Galilee to secure a jar of water..." for a baptismal drill.

The 'Sea of Galillee' affair takes on a chameleonic life of it's own. Gosh Benny, just tell the truth. Hmmm, that would be a novel concept.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

 He's a known to be a member of the "Frat Pack" in the House.  Crazy partiers.

 

And then there was his "Brock Landers" days!

propper_family
propper_family

Who gives a rat's arse.  Why is this news anymore? Why was it news in the first place?  Unless he walked out on top of the water so his skivvies didn't get wet then this shit is not relevant.

robert_graham
robert_graham

Even if he did go skinny-dipping, why was it a sin?  I can think of much worse things the Democrats have done in the past but have not been scrutinized about.  It is time that everything they do wrong gets thoroughly documented with a mass outcry to follow.

Maggie Shaw
Maggie Shaw

Ben Quayle is a spoiled kid who says whatever he can to get out of trouble. I would say he needs a spanking but he might like it too much!

Maggie Shaw
Maggie Shaw

Ben Quayle is a spoiled kid who says whatever he can to get out of trouble. I would say he needs a spanking but he might like it too much!

Ann Perrault
Ann Perrault

No... he should just say.... I felt like skinny dipping (not the first time a naked human went into the Sea of Gallalei, instead of calling up all the religious bullshit. and I am a believer. Just own up Asshole.

P Joseph Rooney
P Joseph Rooney

ya. the Democratic and green party have my full support. sorry Republicans ... Y'all are fuck ups this seasons draft!

Carlos Andrés
Carlos Andrés

Not really...to me he seems like a big child that has not yet grown up...he reminds me of the actor Casey Affleck with that same stupid look and that same stupid ass whinny voice...lol

jon49417
jon49417

 @JoeArpaioFan anything you got is out there keep trying though, it can be entertaining

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