Video: The ad Ashley Judd should run in Tennessee Kentucky

posted at 2:41 pm on February 6, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Is the Ashley Judd for Senate juggernaut really under way?  It seems so; even the Washington Post is handicapping her divorce as a potential signal that she wants to challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell:

This week’s announcement that Ashley Judd and husband Dario Franchitti called it quits after 11 years of marriage had one surprising effect: Proof, claimed some pundits, that the 44-year-old actress is preparing a 2014 race against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

I’m old enough to remember when a fresh divorce signaled that a potential candidate wouldn’t be entering a political race.  Progress!  Speaking of which, American Crossroads isn’t taking any chances.  They rolled out a new web spot today with a relatively modest $10,000 digital ad buy.  They want Kentucky voters to get to know the self-professed “radical” Hollywood celebrity that may or may not soon deign to campaign:

I’m skeptical that Judd plans to run in Kentucky, and so are the Post’s Reliable Source bloggers:

• McConnell isn’t beloved in his home state, but the savvy fifth-term senator has a huge war chest and an established political team on the ground. Judd has never run for elected office.

• Judd hasn’t lived in Kentucky since college; she now calls Tennessee home. (She was a delegate from that state at the 2012 DNC convention.) Aside from reestablishing residency, she’ll face charges of being a carpetbagger. (Not a problem for Hillary Clinton in New York, but a huge factor in Bob Kerrey’s losing bid in Nebraska.)

• She’s a progressive liberal. Kentucky is historically a conservative state. Currently, both senators and five of the six representatives are Republicans.

• She’s an actress best known for her pretty face and hot body. Actors (Ronald Reagan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sono Bono, Al Franken)successfully transitioned from showbiz to politics. Actresses (Roseanne Barr and . . .) not so much.

Al Franken won  celebrity Senate bid in my state, but Kentucky ain’t Minnesota.  Franken beat a politically weak Norm Coleman by 312 votes with Barack Obama on the top of the ticket winning by double digits.  Franken also had a few years under his belt in political talk radio.  Kentuckians may not love McConnell, but they’ll hate Judd’s politics, and as a novice she’s not likely to have many skills in either wooing them or hiding her own positions.

In the end, I suspect that we won’t need this ad in 2014 … but that doesn’t make it any less fun now.


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She’s a progressive liberal.

In other words she’s an idiot and a Marxist. When she gives up all her wealth I’ll take her seriously.

darwin on February 6, 2013 at 2:45 PM

Al Franken won stole a celebrity Senate bid. I hope she does run, the video content here would be highly amusing. :)

ThePrez on February 6, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Okay, that ad is hilarious. Probably useless, but hilarious.

KingGold on February 6, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Isn’t she one of those celebrity kids educated at some ivy league school to join the elite class once out? The more I see of ivy league graduates the more I think those schools should be razed and the ground upon which they stand salted. She’s as dumb as a rock, including any pet rocks that people might have left over from the seventies.

totherightofthem on February 6, 2013 at 2:47 PM

She’ll win. Shes got pop culture behind her. In the meantime, im going to try to make a time machine to undo this disease we call progressivism.

nobar on February 6, 2013 at 2:47 PM

karl rove really knows how to waste the dupes’ money, doesn’t he? about the only thing he knows, too.

sesquipedalian on February 6, 2013 at 2:48 PM

McConnell better not get too cocky. Elizabeth Warren won.

Curtiss on February 6, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Boy are the libs livid on politico about this…heh

Ummm does cuda ring a bell?

What goes around comes around libbies

cmsinaz on February 6, 2013 at 2:50 PM

American Crossroads isn’t taking any chances. They rolled out a new web spot today with a relatively modest $10,000 digital ad buy.

Well, at least Karl Rove has only wasted $10,000 on pointless ads so far this year. That pales in comparison to the $200 million he wasted in 2012.

Ashley Judd isn’t running and, if she were, would be a sure loser.

But keep up the good work, Karl!

(P.S. Why is it so easy for Rove’s group to eviscerate Judd when they couldn’t even land a clean hit against Obama despite tons of material?)

steebo77 on February 6, 2013 at 2:50 PM

Very well done ad. I particularly like the little gleam flashing in Obummer’s eye.

KS Rex on February 6, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Okay, that ad is hilarious. Probably useless, but hilarious.

KingGold on February 6, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Useless, just like pretty much everything Rove’s done since November 2004.

steebo77 on February 6, 2013 at 2:51 PM

“Obama following”…?
That just code for something else now isn’t it?

NeoKong on February 6, 2013 at 2:52 PM

Al Franken won celebrity Senate bid in my state, but Kentucky ain’t Minnesota he had to cheat.

FIFY

The Rogue Tomato on February 6, 2013 at 2:53 PM

“And it just clicked….”

Oh, never mind. She just knows, ya know.

Jabberwock on February 6, 2013 at 2:53 PM

She might actually be to the right of McConnell.

O/T: Rush plugging 1-800-flowers now. Effing pathetic.

Mr. Arrogant on February 6, 2013 at 2:54 PM

Shouldn’t they be running ads that help Judd like Dems did in Missouri to help Akin?

Mark1971 on February 6, 2013 at 2:54 PM

OT : Grahamnesty wants to place a resolution on the floor commending dear leader on his drone strikes ..

Via politico

Wow

cmsinaz on February 6, 2013 at 2:55 PM

Ummm does cuda ring a bell?

cmsinaz on February 6, 2013 at 2:50 PM

yea, a washed-up reality tv celeb last heard of when she was defenestrated by ailes.

sesquipedalian on February 6, 2013 at 2:56 PM

See, this is an example of the stupidity of Tokyo Rove …

Girl isn’t even running – that’s first.

Second – there is NO WAY she could win even if she did … so let’s waste a lot of money on her shall we?! Additionally, if anything WOULD make her competitive – it’s the fact that she’s got Darth Rove on her six – which will make her a hero with Dims and half of the GOP that hates Rove also.

Third – “Oh my organization isn’t out to destroy the tea party but our very FIRST effort is going to be to reelect Ayatollah Sit-On-His-Ass … Mitch McConnell”

Rove – off to his usual lousy start. I sent an Email to Intrade asking them to start up a trade with the following question …

“Will Karl Rove LOSE more than 200 Million on the next round of elections”.

I will take that bet!!

HondaV65 on February 6, 2013 at 2:57 PM

OT : Grahamnesty wants to place a resolution on the floor commending dear leader on his drone strikes ..

Via politico

Wow

cmsinaz on February 6, 2013 at 2:55 PM

We are so doomed. When we have Senators praising the executive branch for unconstitutiona, power-arrogating behavior resulting in the murder of American citizens without due process, we might just as well encourage the nuking of Washington DC, by the ME mullahs, just so we can start over fresh.

totherightofthem on February 6, 2013 at 2:58 PM

OT : Grahamnesty wants to place a resolution on the floor commending dear leader on his drone strikes ..

Via politico

Wow

cmsinaz on February 6, 2013 at 2:55 PM

Might be a good idea. Puts Dem senators in a bind.

Mark1971 on February 6, 2013 at 2:59 PM

Shouldn’t they be running ads that help Judd like Dems did in Missouri to help Akin?

Mark1971 on February 6, 2013 at 2:54 PM

you beat me..that is exactly what my response was. So the Architect isn’t up to the standards of the Claire Machine. Maybe that’s why we lose

r keller on February 6, 2013 at 2:59 PM

karl rove really knows how to waste the dupes’ money, doesn’t he? about the only thing he knows, too.

sesquipedalian on February 6, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Rove is an amateur. When it comes to wasting “dupes” money, no one can touch Obama. He is king.

darwin on February 6, 2013 at 2:59 PM

You have NO idea how great that ad is. Best part is all the Tennessee stuff. Most Kentuckians hate Tennessee more than we loathe Obama or Planned Parenthood or liberals. Ashley is suddenly showing up courtside at the UK basketball games again, but that won’t help when stuff like this shows upon TV. Nothing irritates UK fans more than somebody saying good things about Tennessee.

rockmom on February 6, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Is the Ashley Judd for Senate juggernaut really under way? It seems so; even the Washington Post is handicapping her divorce as a potential signal that she wants to challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

…why not?…he’s a prune…but I think they are the same sex!

KOOLAID2 on February 6, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Well, at least Karl Rove has only wasted $10,000 on pointless ads so far this year. That pales in comparison to the $200 million he wasted in 2012.

Ashley Judd isn’t running and, if she were, would be a sure loser.

But keep up the good work, Karl!

(P.S. Why is it so easy for Rove’s group to eviscerate Judd when they couldn’t even land a clean hit against Obama despite tons of material?)

steebo77 on February 6, 2013 at 2:50 PM

Until she says definitively that she isn’t running, I assume she is. Most of my Kentucky friends think she is, and that includes some of McConnell’s people.

rockmom on February 6, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Got moderated, too many links, how could I have forgotten HA.?

Fine two parts.

Part 1.

sesquipedalian on February 6, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Maybe you should put your money where your mouth is. Have missed your sides defense of these failed progressive policy’s. Many threads indeed.

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/02/06/sweet-obamacare-is-going-to-cost-us-127-million-hours-a-year/

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/02/06/cbo-us-to-add-7-trillion-more-in-debt-in-next-decade/

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/02/05/obama-admin-drones-can-target-americans-abroad-based-on-one-officials-opinion/

Bmore on February 6, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Yup,just like all the Leftys,
unqualified for the job!

But,its the MoonBat Emotion
that trumps and counts!!!

canopfor on February 6, 2013 at 3:06 PM

I’ll leave it a two parter for now. Wouldn’t want to overwhelm and short circuit your boad sesqi.r

Bmore on February 6, 2013 at 3:06 PM


Speaking of which, American Crossroads isn’t taking any chances. They rolled out a new web spot today with a relatively modest $10,000 digital ad buy. They want Kentucky voters to get to know the self-professed “radical” Hollywood celebrity that may or may not soon deign to campaign:

Oh, terrific. Get used to hearing “Senator Judd” given the sublime performance of American Crossroads ad buys in 2012 in support of that failed single term governor from MA that no one can remember ever supporting.

casuist on February 6, 2013 at 3:06 PM

How nice.

The GOP can kick the azz of some dumb Hollywood chick who ain’t even running but when it comes to getting into a meaningful pizzin’ match with the guy who’s run the country into the ground for the past 4 years they’re MIA…

GOP=Whigs.

Bruno Strozek on February 6, 2013 at 3:07 PM

sesqi.r=sesquipedalian

Bmore on February 6, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Why leave out the PETA anti-hunting crap that she’s said in the past?

Mark1971 on February 6, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Well, she does have one less chin than Mitch, there is always that..

hillsoftx on February 6, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Oh, I see what happened. boad=board Its what happens when one rushes to get to them before they split.

Bmore on February 6, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Wasn’t Judd’s last film titled Tooth Fairy or something? I supposed it’s time for her to consider a career move.

casuist on February 6, 2013 at 3:09 PM

I saw ashley’s mom, Naomi, on Fox a few weeks ago and they asked her about he running. Naomi said she wasn’t sure if she would, but she didn’t want her to IIRC.

BTW, maybe bho can stick his nose in this and back her? bho has had a vast negative effort on people he gets behind or even mentions?
L

letget on February 6, 2013 at 3:11 PM

McConnell better not get too cocky. Elizabeth Warren won.

Curtiss on February 6, 2013 at 2:49 PM

A drooling idiot could win as a Democrat in Massachusetts.

Which speaks volumes about Martha Coakley.

Red Cloud on February 6, 2013 at 3:11 PM

sesquipedalian on February 6, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Lightweight comments on thread about lightweight. Symmetrical, that.

totherightofthem on February 6, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Al Franken won stole celebrity Senate bid in my state

I’m not sure what’s up with that sentence, but I fixed it for you anyway, Ed.

Tenwheeler on February 6, 2013 at 3:13 PM

I’m sure I’m not the first one wondering in bewilderment why Ed is legitimizing Franken’s win.

TouchingTophet on February 6, 2013 at 3:13 PM

Maybe you should put your money where your mouth is. Have missed your sides defense of these failed progressive policy’s. Many threads indeed.

Bmore on February 6, 2013 at 3:05 PM

thanks for the links. i indeed missed much of hotair’s fine propaganda work recently due to other obligations. instead of commenting on each, however, here’s my overall take: POPPYCOCK.

sesquipedalian on February 6, 2013 at 3:16 PM

Kentucky ain’t Minnesota

And we should all be down on our knees thanking God for that! Minnesota- the crackpot state! Land of Paul Wellstone, Jesse Ventura, and Al Franken. It’s named the North Star state but even escaped slaves weren’t silly enough to consider stopping there.

Seriously, and my apologies if I’ve offended anybody from the nation’s 21st most populous state but the 26th most populous state far more reflects the values of this nation. Were Ashley Judd being floated as a candidate in Minnesota she would have a shot. But of course both slots there are filled by stupid people but Klobuchar and Franken are radical commies who are DEMOCRATS. No need to replace them with a woman that has no evident credentials beyond playing a politician’s wife in a film.

Happy Nomad on February 6, 2013 at 3:16 PM

I swear, if voters put this person in office you deserve every ding dong law she comes up with.

jake49 on February 6, 2013 at 3:17 PM

sesquipedalian on February 6, 2013 at 3:16 PM

Your defense=*crickets* Telling indeed. You keep right on fluffing there ses.

Bmore on February 6, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Have to confess though, you’re silence has been both bliss and amusing.

Bmore on February 6, 2013 at 3:18 PM

I’m old enough to remember when a fresh divorce signaled that a potential candidate wouldn’t be entering a political race

I love it when you get nostalgic Ed.

JusDreamin on February 6, 2013 at 3:18 PM

She’s one pretty woman on the outside but a very one on the inside

sadsushi on February 6, 2013 at 3:18 PM

She’s one pretty woman on the outside but a very UGLY
one on the inside

sadsushi on February 6, 2013 at 3:18 PM

doh

sadsushi on February 6, 2013 at 3:20 PM

My wife bears a striking resemblance to Ashley Judd at her peak. I tell her she’s 50% Ashley Judd, 25% Julianne Phillips, 15% Racquel Welch and 10% Chelsea Noble. She says I’m crazy, which I suppose I am.

Still, for this reason alone I always stay tuned whenever an Ashley Judd film appears on TV.

Chuckles3 on February 6, 2013 at 3:20 PM

A drooling idiot could win as a Democrat in Massachusetts.

Red Cloud on February 6, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Massachusetts just elected a drooling faux-Indian idiot. Scott Brown was smart in not jumping back into the fray when the stupid people of Massachussets are clearly intent with electing only the corrupt and radical (or in Barney Frank and any Kennedy) both.

Happy Nomad on February 6, 2013 at 3:20 PM

She’s one pretty woman on the outside but a very one on the inside

sadsushi on February 6, 2013 at 3:18 PM

One out of two isn’t bad. Look at the filthy vile creature who is married to the rat-eared wonder. The ugly on the outside is only a vessel to hold the racist, bitter, radical on the inside.

Happy Nomad on February 6, 2013 at 3:23 PM

That’s a brutal ad.

BigGator5 on February 6, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Just a few for your review. Whats the matter, cats got your tongue?

Bmore on February 6, 2013 at 3:05 PM

tongue…is busy… licking its brain through its anal cavity!

KOOLAID2 on February 6, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Your defense=*crickets* Telling indeed. You keep right on fluffing there ses.

Bmore on February 6, 2013 at 3:17 PM

dude, you just dumped a bunch of links at me all at once and you’re expecting me to address each of them? in any case, let me expand on my earlier take: BALDERDASH.

sesquipedalian on February 6, 2013 at 3:29 PM

I’d poke her.

HumpBot Salvation on February 6, 2013 at 3:30 PM

This is the person who said ………
“It’s unconscionable to breed in a
world full of hungry children ”
Put it on a loop Rove .

Lucano on February 6, 2013 at 3:32 PM

sesquipedalian on February 6, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Take your time. But address them. You can leave your comments on each linked thread if you prefer. Funny that, you have time to comment on this thread. I’ll be looking to see what your thoughts are. Seriously.

Bmore on February 6, 2013 at 3:39 PM

I will take that bet!!

HondaV65 on February 6, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Hi Obama voter! You must be excited – another liberal to send donations to. You donated to Fauxahontas and now you can donate to Judd if she runs.

It’s just a shame you can’t vote for her like you did for Obama.

Oh well. Can’t have it all, I guess. :(

kim roy on February 6, 2013 at 3:40 PM

How nice.

The GOP can kick the azz of some dumb Hollywood chick who ain’t even running but when it comes to getting into a meaningful pizzin’ match with the guy who’s run the country into the ground for the past 4 years they’re MIA…

GOP=Whigs.

Bruno Strozek on February 6, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Pretty much, you summed it up.

HondaV65 on February 6, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Great, now Ed’s carrying water for silly socialists.

rayra on February 6, 2013 at 3:43 PM

A drooling idiot could win as a Democrat in Massachusetts.

Which speaks volumes about Martha Coakley.

Red Cloud on February 6, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Coakley lost because they were grooming the Indian Princess for the job. If She had won then the IP would never have had her chance. Of course they didn’t figure on JFK to jump ship for his dream job. If they had known we would have had both Coakley and the IP as Senators.

Dr. Frank Enstine on February 6, 2013 at 3:46 PM

The solution to re-occurences like this would be extremely simple…if intelligent strong-willed Americans would just tell Hollywood ‘stars’ 1) just because you are entertaining in the fantasy world of TV/movies in no way makes you qualified to hold political office…and 2) Go back to Hollywood & do your job – entertain me. If you aren’t happy with that, just go away.

easyt65 on February 6, 2013 at 3:47 PM

It’s just a shame you can’t vote for her like you did for Obama.

Oh well. Can’t have it all, I guess. :(

kim roy on February 6, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Why not? It’s well known that the dems have an exclusive right to mail in ballots. No matter from which part of the world they come from.

Dr. Frank Enstine on February 6, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Take your time. But address them.

Bmore on February 6, 2013 at 3:39 PM

i don’t provide on-demand commenting service.

sesquipedalian on February 6, 2013 at 3:50 PM

i don’t provide on-demand commenting service.

sesquipedalian on February 6, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Bmore on February 6, 2013 at 3:52 PM

easyt65 on February 6, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Can’t because the left would shove Reagan and Arnie in our faces every time we said an actor wasn’t qualified for office. Besides I think the only qualifications needed are a willingness to do the job and be a citizen. It’s far time we got rid of the rich political class that has become the standard for this country. Which would disqualify her as far as I’m concerned.

Dr. Frank Enstine on February 6, 2013 at 3:53 PM

i don’t provide on-demand commenting service.

sesquipedalian on February 6, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Bmore side you could take your time. That doesn’t sound like on-demand to me. I use on-demand from Netflix and cable all the time so I’m pretty sure I understand what it means but, I’m not sure you do.

Dr. Frank Enstine on February 6, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Boobies.

Second look at Cicciolina?

WhatSlushfund on February 6, 2013 at 3:58 PM

sesquipedalian on February 6, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Oh and sesquipedalian, might want to get busy, you wouldn’t want me to lump you in with chump and lost would you? You’re better than that.

Bmore on February 6, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Isn’t she one of those celebrity kids educated at some ivy league school to join the elite class once out? The more I see of ivy league graduates the more I think those schools should be razed and the ground upon which they stand salted. She’s as dumb as a rock, including any pet rocks that people might have left over from the seventies.

totherightofthem on February 6, 2013 at 2:47 PM

No, she was born and raised in Kentucky. Very poor until Mama Judd made it big in country music. She also is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and is a regular fixture at Rupp Arena for UK basketball games.

She is an idiot and has espoused some mighty stupid ideas over the years.

The Lexington Herald Leader loves her and there are lots of letters encouraging her to run.

Can she win? No. She’s a political rookie and will never be versed enough in the issues to discuss them intelligently. The ads write themselves and she’d get slaughtered in a debate.

BacaDog on February 6, 2013 at 4:05 PM

i don’t provide on-demand commenting service.

sesquipedalian on February 6, 2013 at 3:50 PM

there are forms of violence i actually condone.

sesquipedalian on December 11, 2012 at 4:48 PM

portlandon on February 6, 2013 at 4:05 PM

i don’t provide on-demand commenting service.

sesquipedalian on February 6, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Of course you don’t sesquireptilian, bless your heart.

Your comments come straight from the DNC or the rat-eared bastard’s organization. It takes time to find out what you think about any given issue. I’d call you a worthless tool but that is an insult to worthless tools everywhere.

Happy Nomad on February 6, 2013 at 4:06 PM

portlandon on February 6, 2013 at 4:05 PM

?

sesquipedalian on February 6, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Ashley Judd … Senator “Puffy”.

darwin on February 6, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Minnesota- the crackpot state

Happy Nomad on February 6, 2013 at 3:16 PM

I agree…I didn’t stay. I love my roots and my crazy Scandinavian family, but I like freedom more.

Hat Trick on February 6, 2013 at 4:09 PM

?

sesquipedalian on February 6, 2013 at 4:07 PM

I think you should change your name to a question mark. It’d fit … you’re absolutely clueless.

I shall refer to you as “?” from now on.

darwin on February 6, 2013 at 4:10 PM

So when are they going to put out the ads about George Clooney and Alec Baldwin? Those should be fun.

iurockhead on February 6, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Roll out the uninformed voters …

TarheelBen on February 6, 2013 at 4:14 PM

No, she was born and raised in Kentucky. Very poor until Mama Judd made it big in country music. She also is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and is a regular fixture at Rupp Arena for UK basketball games.

She is an idiot and has espoused some mighty stupid ideas over the years.

BacaDog on February 6, 2013 at 4:05 PM

She may have graduated undergrad from KY, but, she got her masters in public administration from Harvard. We’re both right. I didn’t realize she had been born while Naomi was still struggling. She’s an idiot, for sure, however.

totherightofthem on February 6, 2013 at 4:14 PM

She may have graduated undergrad from KY, but, she got her masters in public administration from Harvard. We’re both right. I didn’t realize she had been born while Naomi was still struggling. She’s an idiot, for sure, however.

totherightofthem on February 6, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Graduating from UK, she was probably just fine.
A Masters in PA from Harvard will screw up anybody.

Jabberwock on February 6, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Ashley Judd … Senator “Puffy”.

darwin on February 6, 2013 at 4:09 PM

**snort!**

(Good one, Darwin.)

massrighty on February 6, 2013 at 4:22 PM

May the best man win.

locomotivebreath1901 on February 6, 2013 at 4:23 PM

I use on-demand from Netflix and cable all the time

Dr. Frank Enstine on February 6, 2013 at 3:57 PM

too much tv?

sesquipedalian on February 6, 2013 at 4:28 PM

It’s just a shame you can’t vote for her like you did for Obama.

Oh well. Can’t have it all, I guess. :(

kim roy on February 6, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Why not? It’s well known that the dems have an exclusive right to mail in ballots. No matter from which part of the world they come from.

Dr. Frank Enstine on February 6, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Well, I stand corrected. There ya go, Honda. You can vote for another Marxist!

kim roy on February 6, 2013 at 4:31 PM

The ads write themselves and she’d get slaughtered in a debate.

BacaDog on February 6, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Which is why I am also irritated with those pushing first-term Senators for possible Presidential contenders. If politics were easy, everybody would be doing it!

I jest somewhat but at the same time. Ronald Reagan was dismissed as just an actor (who happened to have been governor of one of the largest states in the union). Tennessee’s own Fred Thompson was declared “just an actor” (who happened to have been a lawyer working on the Watergate Commission before getting into acting). Fred Grandy, Gopher, was an Ivy League graduate before acting and before representing the people of Iowa in Congress. In short, Congress is filled with people who got there from fame but usually (Al Franken being an exception) they are there because they are smart educated people.

And then there are people like Ashley Judd. She’s attached “humanitarian and political activist” behind her name which means her acting career is over. Her marriage to a non-American is over. Her time in rehab is behind her. There is nothing in her background, upbringing, or accomplishments that would suggest that she is fit to take a seat in our government from Kentucky whose most noteable politician is John C. Breckinridge who reached the lofty heights of Vice President in the Buchanan administration before he threw his lot into the Confederacy as a General and Secretary of War.

On second thought, why shouldn’t she represent Kentucky with such an illustrious pantheon of statesmen?

Happy Nomad on February 6, 2013 at 4:31 PM

too much tv?

sesquipedalian on February 6, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Well turn it off and do some reading. Funny, still not on comment from you on any of those thread links. Lots of folks still commenting on them so it can’t be that they are dead threads I gave you. Hmmm…..

Bmore on February 6, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Oh and sesquipedalian, might want to get busy, you wouldn’t want me to lump you in with chump and lost would you? You’re better than that.

Bmore on February 6, 2013 at 3:59 PM

…My gawd!…you ARE a compassionate man!

KOOLAID2 on February 6, 2013 at 4:53 PM

on=one, yet you are still here commenting. Hmmm……

Bmore on February 6, 2013 at 4:54 PM

She is an idiot and has espoused some mighty stupid ideas over the years.

BacaDog on February 6, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Didn’t she spend some time in a mental health facility? I don’t recall the details, but hasn’t she claimed that she was sexually abused as a child, or something like that? (Not that being mentally unstable would disqualify her from the U.S. Senate. She’d fit right in with that bunch of idiots.)

I’m not surprised that her mother does not want her to run. Lots of very dirty laundry in that family.

AZCoyote on February 6, 2013 at 4:55 PM

I’ll bring my wolf and leave my helicopter in Alaska.

cbenoistd on February 6, 2013 at 5:04 PM

Maybe she’ll run in TN. Judd or Alexander…that’s a toughie. LOL

ddrintn on February 6, 2013 at 5:08 PM

She is an idiot and has espoused some mighty stupid ideas over the years.

BacaDog on February 6, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Which is why I would advise her:

“Be a Flirt, lift your Skirt”

It’s the BEST campaign slogan she’ll come up with….

ToddPA on February 6, 2013 at 5:08 PM

No, she was born and raised in Kentucky.

BacaDog on February 6, 2013 at 4:05 PM

She was born in California and raised “mostly” in Kentucky.

Happy Nomad on February 6, 2013 at 5:15 PM

She may as well run, she hasn’t made a decent movie in decades and I’ll bet the offers have stopped coming.

scalleywag on February 6, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Lots of folks still commenting on them so it can’t be that they are dead threads I gave you. Hmmm…..

Bmore on February 6, 2013 at 4:53 PM

ok, here it in short:

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/02/06/karl-rove-my-new-group-isnt-out-to-get-the-tea-party-i-swear/

moar popcorn.

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/02/06/wapo-gallup-wide-support-for-path-to-citizenship-in-immigration-reform/

whither the conservative agenda?

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/02/04/tagg-romney-mulling-senate-special-election-run-in-ma/

the one that got away.

sesquipedalian on February 6, 2013 at 5:34 PM

how am i doing?

sesquipedalian on February 6, 2013 at 5:35 PM

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