Ben Quayle Confirms He Was in the Israeli Lake to "Secure a Jar of Water"

See also: Ben Quayle Accused of Swimming, Which Is a Scandal or Something

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Congressman Ben Quayle.
The non-scandal involving Congressman Ben Quayle is even less scandalous than it sounds, according to Quayle's recollection of events.

Congressman Kevin Yoder, of Kansas, hopped in naked during a Republican congressional delegation's trip to Israel last year, and at some point that night, Quayle got in the water too -- which somehow ties him to the event, according to an article Politico posted over the weekend.

Politico's report said some congressman claimed they went in the water for religious reasons. Others went in due to the heat, while others hopped in with possible alcohol-related inspiration.

Quayle put out a statement last night, clarifying his reason for getting in the water:

"The trip to Israel was not only an amazing experience for my wife and I, but extremely significant to our Christian faith. 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."

Politico qualified its report on the matter by saying the FBI had reportedly "probed" the event, which may or may not have actually happened.

While Quayle's campaign told New Times yesterday they believed that Congressman David Schweikert -- Quayle's primary opponent, who was also on the Israel trip -- may have something to do with Politico's story, Quayle himself also thinks Schweikert's trying to take advantage of the reporting:

"The real question here is why is Dave Schweikert spreading these malicious falsehoods, a week before our primary, if he has known about inappropriate behavior for over a year? The mask is off and Dave Schweikert has revealed himself as exactly the low and dishonest career politician the public has come to loathe. Voters will see right through this deception and join Senator Kyl and Senator McCain in condemning Dishonest Dave for his sleazy and fraudulent campaign."

Although Quayle wasn't accused of doing anything but swimming in the Politico story, Schweikert provided a statement to the Arizona Republic saying he's "not surprised by Ben Quayle's behavior," and made reference to Quayle's stint as "Brock Landers."


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dumpsterdiver
dumpsterdiver

Both ways aka Norman Bates,he better watch his self.

RetiredArmy
RetiredArmy

So I guess the question now is, did Quayle bring the water back into the US and does untreated water require a permit to be imported? If so did Quayle declare the water? Considering most lake water contains a lot of organisms it might need a permit to be imported.

 

From CBP.gov:

 

Biologicals

You may need a U.S. Department of Agriculture permit and/or a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention permit to import biological specimens including bacterial cultures, culture medium, excretions, fungi, arthropods, mollusks, tissues of livestock, birds, plants, viruses, or vectors for research, biological or pharmaceutical use. Permit requirements are located under “Permits” on the USDA Web site and CDC permit information can be found on the Etiologic Agent Import Permit

 

Just asking.

guest
guest

Quayle was in the water all liquored up, wishing Babeu was with him.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

What else would Benny say?  That he went in the water to take some pictures for dirtyscottsdale.com?

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

Yawn....really.

 

I don't think we care if he went in the water to rid himself of water, or to "secure" water for his child's baptismal event.

 

But, true to the Republican creed, he JUST HAD to make more of it.

 

Mister Quayle.... get used to the title.

Cozz
Cozz

Arizona politicians, doing they're best to make Arizona look kookier every chance they get.

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