Feathered Bastard

Christine Jones Made Money from Porn, Was Pro­-SOPA, and Forgives Sheriff Paul Babeu's Sex­capades

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Following the Q & A, folks approached Jones to chat. I did likewise, identifying myself when my turn came.

I asked her about Babeu's scandal with the undocumented boy toy. To her credit, she didn't run away, like some politicians I know.

"Well, I think it was a mistake," she acknowledged.

And the profile for studboi1 on Adam4Adam.com, with such need-­to-know info about his penis as "7 inches cut" and the racy pics?

"I'm not sure of the context for that," she admitted. "I never asked him . . . I don't know, Steve, I really don't know. But what I know is, I'm the least perfect among us. I'm just a sinner among all the other sinners. If you find a perfect candidate, I'd like to meet him."

Jones identifies as a Christian. In one YouTube video I've seen, she speaks to young Christian adults about their importance as citizens of the kingdom of God and about trying to bring about heaven on earth through, um, the political process. (Yikes!)

Also, in her campaign ads, she describes herself as an "unapologetic conservative," which is odd considering that she once worked for a company, GoDaddy.com, that registers porn websites, among many others.

"[You're] talking about porn at GoDaddy? Give me a break," she told me. "Less than one­quarter of 1 percent of all of GoDaddy's revenue came from adult sites. Not porn, anything to do with adults."

I tried to get confirmation of this with GoDaddy but was unable to by the time this column went to press.

Jones helped sell GoDaddy in July 2011 for $2.25 billion. Shortly before that, GoDaddy announced that it would register porn sites through the new premium domain Dot­-XXX -- designed (obviously) with porn purveyors in mind.

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Stephen is a former staff writer and columnist at Phoenix New Times.
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