Another Hollywood star in the Senate?

posted at 1:51 pm on December 4, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Well, why not?  George Miller did it in California in 1964.  Al Franken did it in Minnesota four years ago … we’re pretty sure, anyway.  Ashley Judd may become the next Hollywood star to try to gain a seat in the star-studded US Senate, according to Politico, perhaps as early as 2014:

The Hollywood movie star and eighth-generation Kentuckian is seriously exploring a 2014 run for the Senate to take on the powerful Republican leader, four people familiar with the matter tell POLITICO. In recent weeks, Judd has spoken with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) about the possibility of a run, has discussed a potential bid with a Democratic pollster and has begun to conduct opposition research on herself to see where she’s most vulnerable in the Bluegrass State, sources say.

Whether Judd jumps into the race remains far from certain. She’s reportedly also weighing whether to wait until 2016 to instead take on freshman Sen. Rand Paul, sources say.

But if Judd does become a candidate, she would be the biggest celebrity to run for the Senate since Al Franken’s successful 2008 bid for the Minnesota seat. And her entrance would add a level of star power to a race that was already poised to be the highest-profile in the country with the Senate Republican leader up for a sixth term in 2014.

“She is doing all the things that a serious candidate exploring a race should do,” Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) told POLITICO after speaking with her. “I think there are a lot of people, and I was one of them, who wanted to let her know that her candidacy would be an exciting prospect for us. That’s what I wanted her to know. A lot of the labor unions, they were telling me that too.”

Judd comes from a well-known and well-loved family of entertainers in Kentucky, and it never pays to underestimate star power.  However, it goes without saying that Kentucky isn’t California or Minnesota, politically or culturally.  Four weeks ago, Mitt Romney beat Barack Obama by 28 points and almost 400,000 votes without being a native of Kentucky.  Romney carried all but four counties, and in three of those four Obama won, he didn’t get to a majority.

Judd will need to decide whether to aim at Mitch McConnell or Rand Paul, but neither looks particularly enticing.  McConnell held his seat in the Democratic wave election of 2008 as Obama sailed to the presidency, beating a well-known Democratic politician by six points.  Rand Paul beat the sitting and popular Attorney General Jack Conway by twelve points, 56/44, in his first political campaign in 2010.  McConnell will get plenty of establishment help, and Paul has a national legion of his father’s supporters still to tap.

Maybe Judd should think about running in California.  She could hardly be worse than Barbara Boxer.


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Morsi flees palace. See Drudge.

Arab Spring, heh, Obama, you turd.

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Whoa. Indeed.

22044 on December 4, 2012 at 2:47 PM

This is going to get very dicey..:(

Dire Straits on December 4, 2012 at 2:55 PM

I don’t believe Ashley will run..(aka John Mellencamp)..:)

Dire Straits on December 4, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Attacks on her looks are below each of you.

Phatbastage on December 4, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Ashey Judd is below me but attacks on her looks are perfectly fine. Her looks are the only reason she is in the position she’s in. Her looks are her only qualifications. It’s not my fault her face puffed up to the size of the Hindenburg.

Leftists are all despicable, lying scumbags. Puffy-face Judd is no different … her face is just puffier. But she’s slime just like the rest with an IQ hovering around room temperature.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 4, 2012 at 2:56 PM

So what exactly is her skill set? Engineering, Economics, Law, Medical, Business?

reddevil on December 4, 2012 at 2:01 PM

She has fe-e-e-e-e-lings; and she ca-a-ares.

Solaratov on December 4, 2012 at 2:56 PM

“You’ve got to be joking.” -Incitatus

justltl on December 4, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Look , all the criticism of her face is because she lied about it . End of story .
She is an opioniated b!tch who fits the democrat narrative perfectly . Notice
no kids ( nothing wrong with that ) unless you spend your time and money
promoting abortion . That makes her feel good .
The only sport I follow faithfully is Indy racing . My opinions on Dario ” used ”
to be positive . In the last few years I believe he’s pulled some dirty racing
tricks and gotten away with them . Yes , a damn talented driver that seems a little
desperate to some of us .
Still have some respect for the guy . The wife , not so much.

Lucano on December 4, 2012 at 2:59 PM

What does Dario Franchitti see in her, anyway?

Ward Cleaver on December 4, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Hep-C.

It’s like Herpes — once you’re with someone you like who has the same viral infection you stay with them. At least until another infected individual you like better comes along anyway.

FlatFoot on December 4, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Look at her. She’s one of Hollywood’s most beautiful women. What is this thread about, again?

Paul-Cincy on December 4, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Look at her. She’s one of Hollywood’s most beautiful women.

Paul-Cincy on December 4, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Meh. There are untold numbers of better looking women – both in and out of Hollywood. Puffy Judd (she wants to be know as “P. Jiddy”, now) is pretty but that’s about it. Any beach has tons of better looking chicks crawling all over it.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 4, 2012 at 3:04 PM

This is going to get very dicey..:(

Dire Straits on December 4, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Yes it will.
Lots of time for some warm-up before Friday.
Waiting to see how the MB reacts with IT’S numbers.
Could be the Million Man Brawl.

Jabberwock on December 4, 2012 at 3:05 PM

would still vote for her over mcconell.

renalin on December 4, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Of course you would.

There was never any question about that.

Solaratov on December 4, 2012 at 3:06 PM

So what exactly is her skill set? Engineering, Economics, Law, Medical, Business?

reddevil on December 4, 2012 at 2:01 PM

In my best Jon Lovitz voice…”Acting”:)

Clink on December 4, 2012 at 3:01 PM

And that’s a big problem for our country as to the degenerated state of our government.

When people (such as Judd but there are others like her) run for elected office based upon their “celebrity”, they’re seeking another role to play. It’s not a job so much as it’s a role.

Acting the duties, posing as engaged in them, and not actually DOING the duties involved beyond all that “celebrity” stuff such as Obama’s determined performances while reading the script, err, the teleprompter.

Lourdes on December 4, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Is she still a Hollywood star? I would consider her more of a Hollywood has been.

dczombie on December 4, 2012 at 3:12 PM

The ONE and I mean ONE thing we have to do is watch the the TV pan her skank face during U.K. Basketball games… the majority of the people watching from home projectile vomit instantaneously, etc… ugh..

preallocated on December 4, 2012 at 2:20 PM

She doesn’t even show up for games nowadays, though I bet she will now. UK just won the national championship and she wasn’t there. She isn’t even the tenth most famous UK fan anymore. John Calipari is more famous than she is, and probably has more celebrity friends.

rockmom on December 4, 2012 at 3:13 PM

and has begun to conduct opposition research on herself to see where she’s most vulnerable in the Bluegrass State

That she’s an idiot?

GWB on December 4, 2012 at 3:21 PM

So what exactly is her skill set? Engineering, Economics, Law, Medical, Business?

reddevil on December 4, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Casting Couch. She’ll fit right in on the Beltway.

realitycheck on December 4, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Morsi flees palace. See Drudge.

Arab Spring, heh, Obama, you turd.

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2012 at 2:42 PM

The hazards of “overreach”.

Lil barry might want to watch this carefully.

Solaratov on December 4, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Ms. Judd’s face — or the story behind it — obviously is not a disqualification for high office.

However Ms. Judd’s temperament deserves consideration. So consider this damning exposé by Joshua Treviño. It is both hilarious and insightful.

So too Ms. Judd’s intellect. She is an epitome of the liberal deep-thinker — not deep, not much thinking, but very liberal, which of course sails her over the low bar of the liberal deepthink.

DGB

Damian Bennett on December 4, 2012 at 3:42 PM

So what exactly is her skill set? Engineering, Economics, Law, Medical, Business?

reddevil on December 4, 2012 at 2:01 PM

She’s a Democrat, Fluke-esque, from Hollywood, holds a graduate degree from Harvard, and is completely and totally unqualified to hold office.

She’s absolutely perfect!

Punchenko on December 4, 2012 at 3:55 PM

However Ms. Judd’s temperament deserves consideration. So consider this damning exposé by Joshua Treviño. It is both hilarious and insightful.

Damian Bennett on December 4, 2012 at 3:42 PM

That article was the first thing I thought of when I saw this blog post. I searched for an hour, but I couldn’t find it. Thank you for succeeding where I failed.

I remember reading that years ago and it influenced greatly my opinion of this nut job.

NotCoach on December 4, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Really? The message board can come up with nothing but attacks on her looks? I expect more.

If you want to attack, then attack on policy or beliefs. Attacks on her looks are below each of you.

Phatbastage on December 4, 2012 at 2:09 PM

I don’t like that either. I too, have looked better. BTW, she was on my top 10 list of best looking “older women” in hollywood. Hadn’t seen a picture of her lately. I’ll move Cindy Crawford up one slot and find a replacement for Ashley.

As for Policy, here you go:

1. Abortion on demand up to the 10th month.

2. End all energy production = it scares the polar bears.

3. Amendment to the Constituion granting special rights for all forms of deviant behavior.

4. Ban all guns.

5. Shut down the Pentagon.

Alabama Infidel on December 4, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Aww…little Ashley wants to be a Senator. Bless her heart.

Curtiss on December 4, 2012 at 2:31 PM

So did Paula Broadwell. Hey, maybe, O will appoint her Ambassador to Scotland, if Alex Salmond’s secession movement succeeds.

Take that, Jill Kelly!

Resist We Much on December 4, 2012 at 4:41 PM

“Maybe Judd should think about running in California. She could hardly be worse than Barbara Boxer.”

Thanks a f’n lot. We’ve got too much insane liberal garbage here as it is.

rayra on December 4, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Heh.

Do a little research and look up Glenn Reynolds’ piece of a few years back on this little sweetheart.

Labamigo on December 4, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Aww…little Ashley wants to be a Senator. Bless her heart.

Curtiss on December 4, 2012 at 2:31 PM

So did Petraeus’ Paula. Nice biceps do not a fine senator make.

But, hey, if Alex Salmond succeeds in his efforts to get Scotland to breakaway (the “s” word must be verboten) from the UK, Obama could appoint her as the Ambassador to Holyrood in Edinburgh. Her husband, Dario Franchitti, is Scottish.

Take That, “Honourary Counsul General” Jill Kelly!

PS: What’s the deal with the censors lately? They went nutty over former Congressman D-a-v-i-d W.u’s name yesterday.

Resist We Much on December 4, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Heh.

Do a little research and look up Glenn Reynolds’ piece of a few years back on this little sweetheart.

Labamigo on December 4, 2012 at 4:52 PM

How about just linking it?

NotCoach on December 4, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Yuk. Tired of making mediocre movies? Become a mediocre politician!

scalleywag on December 4, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Did she contribute to the big Oaf’s campaign? Then he could make her an ambassador to something, isn’t that the way it works? /

scalleywag on December 4, 2012 at 5:39 PM

I find this woman hilarious. Ashley is a woman who peddled her flesh in movies and sees herself as such an advocate for women’s rights in the world that she’s considering running for Senate. She wants to elevate women yet she mutilates her face with bad plastic surgery desperately mold herself into a warped destructive Hollywood limited view of what is desirable.

Ashley is having a middle-aged actress meltdown. I can’t believe Ashley’s that delusional to think she’s remotely qualified to run for Senate. I guess you have to be a little detached from reality anyhow to make a living at pretending to be someone else.

If Ashley really wants to make a difference, she should stick to what she knows…acting. You want to make a better world with more equality start with changing your rotten industry which shapes our cultural perceptions.

America deserves the right people working for our country’s future, not a megalomaniac actress with depression issues.

Christina_M on December 4, 2012 at 5:42 PM

George Miller?

Do you mean George Murphy?

Northside on December 4, 2012 at 5:43 PM

I just never understood the appeal of Ashley Judd. I mean, people will demagogue rich kids getting a fat inheritance that they didn’t earn. But then those same people run right out and watch the latest movie/concert of some famous kid for no other reason than they are related to a famous parent. Perject example is Miley Cyrus. Her music is crap, she doesn’t really look that exceptional to me, and from the few things I’ve actually heard her say she’s not that smart either.

Heftyjo on December 4, 2012 at 5:54 PM

There are few people that I can’t stand with a passion. Ashley Judd is one of them. She is the poster child for smug, arrogant, know-it-all elitist. She is preachy with her far-left radical views and has nothing in common with most people from KY, except she was born there.

This is a funny site that documents a bloggers feelings for Judd – feelings I agree with 100%.

ramrants on December 4, 2012 at 5:56 PM

[A]nd from the few things I’ve actually heard her say she’s not that smart either.

Heftyjo on December 4, 2012 at 5:54 PM

She is beyond not being smart. She is straight up dumber than a rock stupid. And her youthful inexperience exception is quickly running out.

NotCoach on December 4, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Ashley Judd wouldn’t have had an acting career at all if it hadn’t been for the enormous musical talent of her older sister, Wynonna, which is what brought attention to the family. She’s just not that good at what she does. Twenty other girls could’ve replaced any part she ever played and done just as well if not better.

And here’s where her political problem starts… she doesn’t live in Kentucky. Not really. A quick look at her Wiki page tells us she was born in California and moved out of Kentucky before she was even through high school. She lives in Tennessee and Scotland for the most part. That’s not how Appalachians roll. You’re either one of them or you’re not… and she’s not. She’s also got a lengthy issue of depression, which I don’t believe the earthy people of Kentucky, most of whom will never have as much as she’s had in life, will appreciate. More likely, the ‘poor little rich girl’ routine isn’t going to serve her outside a blue state.

Murf76 on December 4, 2012 at 6:05 PM

George Miller?

Do you mean George Murphy?

Northside on December 4, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Two Georges enter.

One George leaves.

Bruno Strozek on December 4, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Hollywood “star”?

Hardly, all she’s done lately are commercials for barky and her lady parts…

ccrosby on December 4, 2012 at 6:19 PM

since Al Franken’s successful 2008 fraudulent bid for the Minnesota seat

FIFY.

BUCK FARACK

Nutstuyu on December 4, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Do a little research and look up Glenn Reynolds’ piece of a few years back on this little sweetheart.

Labamigo on December 4, 2012 at 4:52 PM

.
Its interesting to see how many HA faithful still feel the democrite electorate considers honesty, integrity and decency when they cast their ballot.

I bet Pimp with a limp could win his district now.

FlaMurph on December 4, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Casting Couch. She’ll fit right in on the Beltway.

realitycheck on December 4, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Crap, you beat me to it.

riddick on December 4, 2012 at 6:42 PM

George Miller did it in California in 1964.

I think you mean George Murphy, former actor, who did have some experience in the realm of politics before running for and winning a senate seat in a more conservative and GOP friendly environment that was CA in ’64.

Judd certainly has at least as much in qualifications as that remarkable and valuable senator from Minnesota, Al Whassisname. All the dems need to know is that having her in the Senate is one more solid vote for their legislative efforts. She needs to know no more than how to stand and vote on issues brought to her attention, and do her best to bring more federal redistributive spending to Kentucky.

hawkeye54 on December 4, 2012 at 7:02 PM

One word — BUG!

Great art makes for great senators, though in this case, we must reverse the rule.

DGB

Damian Bennett on December 4, 2012 at 7:04 PM

If Liar extraordinaire Warren could do it, why not this no one?

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Maybe Kentucky doesn’t like murderers and wouldn’t have kept a criminal like Kennedy in a senate seat forever.

They probably have a different mind set and aren’t starf&ckers like the seeming majority of Mass voters are.

kim roy on December 4, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Oh and that’s a terrible picture of her. She used to be cute. Now she looks like she’s taking too many steroids or something – puffed up moon like face.

kim roy on December 4, 2012 at 7:14 PM

The Jugheaded Judd, of course. The other two have smarts and talent.

hillbillyjim on December 4, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Her imdb StarMeter is down 547 this week. Good. She’s a lousy actress and a 5 or 6, at best, IMO.

Christien on December 4, 2012 at 7:29 PM

My prediction is that Ashley will run in 2014 and will win Jefferson County in KY. That’s it, one county. She is vociferously anti-coal in a big coal producing state.

joeeddie on December 4, 2012 at 7:30 PM

My prediction is that Ashley will run in 2014 and will win Jefferson County in KY. That’s it, one county. She is vociferously anti-coal in a big coal producing state.

joeeddie on December 4, 2012 at 7:30 PM

That is the reason I don’t think she is even remotely serious about running. I mean, if American Idol Broncobama couldn’t close the deal in KY, she’s not stupid enough to think she can, even against a certified RINO.

Alabama Infidel on December 4, 2012 at 7:49 PM

It would be refreshing if the moonbat media would scrutinize everyone that wanted to be a politician and show these vapid nitwits that you actually need to have a solid understanding of what is going on in the world or else run the risk of being exposed as a fraud. You can’t get elected and have someone write a script for you. real life isn’t like that.

deimos on December 4, 2012 at 7:59 PM

She’s nuttier than a fruitcake. Go for it, Ashley! You’ll show America what far-lefts fools you & hollyweird really are. I’m no fan of McConnell, but can you imagine a debate between them? Farce would be an understatement! Lol!!!

JAM on December 4, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Maybe Judd should think about running in California. She could hardly be worse than Barbara Boxer

…I’ve seen some of her opinons over the years …she could run neck and neck!
I would rather hit that though!

KOOLAID2 on December 4, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Wow, she’s chunked up.

Good luck to her running as a card-carrying pinko in the Commonwealth of Kentucky tho.

NoLeftTurn on December 4, 2012 at 8:33 PM

hahahaha…

Ashley Judd has been famous for like 15 years, and never once have I heard anyone say, “you know what would be great? If she were a Senator.” That’s because it’s a dumb idea.

If I were her opponent I would play up the fact that Ashley looks like a fat Chinese baby these days. That won’t go over well in Kentucky. If this pampered Hong Kong millionaire prince thinks he can come over and take our jobs, we’ll he’s got anther thing comin!

Ugly on December 4, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Her PR people are listing her accomplishments as more than just an actress and pretty face. Proof cited : earned a Masters at Harvard as proof of her high intelligence and competence. How she earned this degree merits a closer look. She left UK for Hollywood without receiving her undergrad degree in French, but suddenly realized in the late 2007 that “wow, I earned enough credits to ask for my diploma after all. (her missing required class was waived) From there she received an honorary doctorate from Union College in 09, and afterwards earned a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard the next year. So to review: a Hollywood actress who had a very shaky academic background at the University of Kentucky is somehow accepted into Harvard, which has the hardest acceptance standards in the nation. In one year, she earns a masters from one of the most challenging schools in the nation. Wow, she must have grown some extra brains over those decades to impress Harvard so much. Now she is being promoted by the media as a serious celebrity / Harvard academic challenge to McConnell. Does anything about this convenient story raise an eyebrow of the more cynical? One final comment: As a rule, Kentuckians do not elect left-wing politicians as senators. But, “as a rule” as been tossed out this year, so I would not assume she can’t win.

Ragnell on December 4, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Not terribly worried. McConnel’s machine will eat her alive.

Dukeboy01 on December 4, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Let’s just turn over the government to Hollywood.

The Rogue Tomato on December 4, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Ronald Reagan, Fred Thompson, Arnold Schwarzenegger…

Looks like Republicans already gave it a try. We ended up with a President who sold arms to terrorists and did a cut and run from Lebanon.

bileduct on December 4, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Many years ago I had a vivid, troubling dream wherein The Devil came to pursuade me to the dark side in the form of Ashley Judd. To this day, whenever she turns up on TV my wife will say “Hey look Honey, it’s Satan.”

She still creeps me out.

Buck Turgidson on December 4, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Ronald Reagan, Fred Thompson, Arnold Schwarzenegger…

Looks like Republicans already gave it a try. We ended up with a President who sold arms to terrorists and did a cut and run from Lebanon.

bileduct on December 4, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Reagan was the President of the SAG for 10 years. He was also a 2 term Governor of the largest state in the union.

Fred Thompson was admitted to the State Bar of Tennessee in 1967. At that time, he shortened his first name from Freddie to Fred.[14] He worked as an assistant U.S. attorney from 1969 to 1972,[15] successfully prosecuting bank robberies and other cases.[12] Thompson was the campaign manager for Republican U.S. Senator Howard Baker’s reelection campaign in 1972 and was minority counsel to the Senate Watergate Committee in its investigation of the Watergate scandal (1973–1974).

In the 1980s Thompson worked as an attorney, with law offices in Nashville and Washington, DC,[16] handling personal injury claims and defending people accused of white collar crimes.[17] He also accepted appointments as Special Counsel to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (1980–1981), Special Counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee (1982), and Member of the Appellate Court Nominating Commission for the State of Tennessee (1985–1987).

In 1973, Thompson was appointed minority counsel to assist the Republican senators on the Senate Watergate Committee, a special committee convened by the U.S. Senate to investigate the Watergate scandal.[20] Thompson is sometimes credited for supplying Republican Senator Howard Baker’s famous question, “What did the President know, and when did he know it?”[21] This question is said to have helped frame the hearings in a way that eventually led to the downfall of President Richard Nixon.[22]

A Republican staff member, Donald Sanders, found out about the White House tapes and informed the committee on July 13, 1973. Thompson was informed of the existence of the tapes, and he in turn informed Nixon’s attorney, J. Fred Buzhardt.[23] “Even though I had no authority to act for the committee, I decided to call Fred Buzhardt at home,” Thompson later wrote,[24] “I wanted to be sure that the White House was fully aware of what was to be disclosed so that it could take appropriate action.”

Three days after Sanders’ discovery, at a public, televised committee hearing, Thompson asked former White House aide Alexander Butterfield the famous question, “Mr. Butterfield, were you aware of the existence of any listening devices in the Oval Office of the President?” thereby publicly revealing the existence of tape recordings of conversations within the White House.[18][20] National Public Radio later called that session and the discovery of the Watergate tapes “a turning point in the investigation.”[25]

Thompson’s appointment as minority counsel to the Senate Watergate committee reportedly upset Nixon, who believed Thompson was not skilled enough to interrogate unfriendly witnesses and would be outfoxed by the committee Democrats.[26] According to historian Stanley Kutler, however, Thompson and Baker “carried water for the White House, but I have to give them credit — they were watching out for their interests, too… They weren’t going to mindlessly go down the tubes [for Nixon].”[26] When the Watergate investigation began to pick up speed, tapes revealed that Nixon remarked to his then-Chief of Staff Alexander Haig, “Oh shit, he’s dumb as hell.”[27]

Journalist Scott Armstrong, a Democratic investigator for the Senate Watergate Committee, is critical of Thompson for having disclosed the committee’s knowledge of the tapes to Buzhardt during an on-going investigation and says Thompson was “a mole for the White House” and that Thompson’s actions gave the White House a chance to destroy the tapes.[28] Thompson’s 1975 book At That Point in Time in turn accused Armstrong of having been too close to The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward and of leaking committee information to him. In response to renewed interest in this matter, in 2007 during his presidential campaign, Thompson said, “I’m glad all of this has finally caused someone to read my Watergate book, even though it’s taken them over 30 years.”[28]
Corruption case against Tennessee governor

In 1977 Thompson represented Marie Ragghianti, a former Tennessee Parole Board chair, who had been fired for refusing to release felons after they had bribed aides to Democratic Governor Ray Blanton in order to obtain clemency.[29] With Thompson’s assistance, Ragghianti filed a wrongful termination suit against Blanton’s office. During the trial, Thompson helped expose the cash-for-clemency scheme that eventually led to Blanton’s removal from office.[18] In July 1978, a jury awarded Ragghianti $38,000 in back pay and ordered her reinstatement.[29]

Thompson then became a lobbyist and character actor. It was after ALL of this that he decided to run for Senate.

Your ball’s in Ashley’s “court.”

Resist We Much on December 4, 2012 at 10:44 PM

George MILLER? Try George Murphy.

friendlygrizzly on December 4, 2012 at 10:46 PM

bileduct on December 4, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Which is why, after Reagan passed, so many Dem and Repub pundits alike waxed nostalgic about the good old days of Reagan-O’Neill cooperation.

You fail, as usual.

Christien on December 4, 2012 at 11:00 PM

No diff, she and McConnell are vain primadonnas of the same bird.

Schadenfreude on December 4, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Yeah, but at least Mitch McConnell didn’t flash a hundred million TV viewers by going commando under his dress at the Oscars.

JimLennon on December 4, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Al Franken did it in Minnesota four years ago … we’re pretty sure, anyway.

posted at 1:51 pm on December 4, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Not legitimately.

Dunedainn on December 5, 2012 at 1:00 AM

Who freaking cares . . . this poor sick Republic is completely out of control.

rplat on December 5, 2012 at 5:50 AM

Lil barry might want to watch this carefully.

Solaratov on December 4, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Honestly, why would he start now?

First rule of the Obama presidency, “What’s behind me does not matter.”

/raul julia

roy_batty on December 5, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Yeah, but at least Mitch McConnell didn’t flash a hundred million TV viewers by going commando under his dress at the Oscars.

JimLennon on December 4, 2012 at 11:02 PM

I don’t believe 100 million combined historically have ever endured the Ostards.

roy_batty on December 5, 2012 at 9:14 AM

so the acting class becomes the ruling class.

let

it

burn

long_cat on December 5, 2012 at 9:20 AM

if American Idol Broncobama couldn’t close the deal in KY, she’s not stupid enough to think she can, even against a certified RINO.

Alabama Infidel on December 4, 2012 at 7:49 PM

I disagree, there is some kind of apparently contagious delusion among celebrities that causes them to think that they have opinions, political or otherwise, that would be of value to people who live in the real world.

Eren on December 5, 2012 at 9:56 AM

I seriously doubt that she can beat Rand Paul. Not only is he popular with conservatives, it’s true that there are a lot of Paul-tards out there that might support him given his dad is now off the map. Honestly, now that we’re living in the post election nightmare of Obama, Ron Paul doesn’t seem so bad.

TruLevinian on December 5, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Oh please! We’ve got Obama getting tax advice from MSNBC hacks, and now a mediocre actress, following in the footsteps of a mediocre comedian, wants to be a Senator. Are we to be ruled by idiots forever?

“The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.” ~ Plato

SpiderMike on December 5, 2012 at 12:01 PM

If it takes a Judd to knock Mitch McConnell out of office, I welcome it. Every single RINO must be run out, even if the seat falls to a Donk.

Best case scenario will be that Judd scares MM into retiring and a conservative runs in his place and wins.

Run Ashley, Run.

AH_C on December 5, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Ashley used to be a beautiful woman (inside and out).
Now, she’s just become increasingly shrill and less becoming as she’s grown more mature. And, less truthful. Just the combo that Democrats need.

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/03/ashley-judd-face-photos-plastic-surgery

avagreen on December 5, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Nice dorky pearls, Ashley. You look like an old lady.

John the Libertarian on December 5, 2012 at 8:37 PM

It is amazing that people with real talent so often side with the left – the party that will use them and abuse them. As long as they work for O and company ( and other Dems) they will be fawned upon – once they stand on their own, they simply will be pushed aside.

Even worse than the H’wood elite is the tech industry. All those entrepreneurs whom O wants to trash and they fall in line for him; give him the superb data operations; and fawn over him. They are only “valued” as long as O can use them. Once used,then dumped.

Dumb de dumb dumb.

MN J on December 5, 2012 at 10:19 PM

MN J on December 5, 2012 at 10:19 PM

I have to agree. Also have to question their intelligence. Unless they prefer money/fame over intelligence. I guess most celebs do have personality issues…………more than I had thought.

avagreen on December 6, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Ed Ansner comes to mind regarding my last sentence.

avagreen on December 6, 2012 at 11:28 AM

She’s not a genuine democrat woman. She is attractive, feminine and lady like. The qualification for true liberal woman is overweight, leather faced, struts like a pro athlete, and is pushy, loudmouthed and overbearing.

Am I wrong?

kens on December 6, 2012 at 11:28 AM

kens on December 6, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Hope your kidding…….look at most of Hollyweird women(Daryl Hannah, Jeanine Garafolo, Joy Behar(ugh!), Babbly Streisand….wile ugly, they don’t exactly fit the rest of your description.

avagreen on December 6, 2012 at 11:33 AM

What on earth has happened to the last nice looking Judd? Push away from the table sweet pea. Jezz! On second thought, she will fit right in with the collection of fem libs.

StevC on December 6, 2012 at 5:18 PM

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