Lessons in Congressional Morality -- Compliments of Christian Radio, Jon Hulburd, and Ben Quayle

About a week ago, Democratic Congressional candidate Jon Hulburd made listening to Christian radio somewhat tolerable. He began running ads on Christian radio stations bashing his opponent, Republican Ben Quayle, for ties to "The Dirty" -- a Web site some argue has less than a Christian message.

"I've read that congressional candidate Ben Quayle helped create one of the most offensive Web sites I've ever seen," a woman says in the ad, currently running on three Christian radio stations and a conservative talk station in Phoenix. "The site promotes drugs and prostitution, is filled with meanness and foul language, humiliates women, and even mocks people with Down syndrome."

Today, the Quayle campaign is firing back at Hulburd and using his message of morality against him.

This morning, Quayle issued a press release announcing a new ad he's
running on Valley radio stations that raise questions about Hulburd's --
pun intended -- moral compass.

"As the ad states," says Quayle Communications Director Jay Heiler,
"it's surprising the man has raised the subject, but I'm glad he did.
We're a long way from San Francisco, and it's a tough election cycle for
a limousine liberal carrying around maximum contributions from Nancy
Pelosi and the SEIU."

In the ad, the Quayle campaign makes light of the fact that Hulburd
issued his attack on Quayle's morality, or lack there of, on a Christian radio station --
all the while, Hulburd, the campaign claims, "uses his massive wealth to
fund abortion lobbies."

The ad goes on to say how Hulburd doesn't oppose gay marriage, either.

Devout Christians aren't exactly known for their tolerance of abortion
and gay marriage -- in fact, their opposition to both seems to be the
cornerstone for many uber-religious' types. The point is, Hulburd
may have wanted to select his audience a little more carefully before
trying to appear as -- again, pun intended -- the moral compass for
Christian voters.

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James King
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