Monday, December 10, 2012
Run, Ashley, Run!
NRO is right: Ashley Judd can fulfill the Christmas wish of Kentucky Republicans by running for U.S. Senate against Mitch McConnell.
The draft Ashley for Senate is the brain-child, to use the term loosely, of Congressman John Yarmuth, who has taken passive-aggressiveness to a new low.
Recall when McConnell spoke at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Ham Breakfast at the State Fair; the entire Kentucky delegation stood up for McConnell -- except Yarmuth.
Yarmuth, back when he was a Republican, was once friends with McConnell. And his father was one of McConnell's early backers. Over the passage of time, however, Yarmuth has lurched to the left and McConnell has become Leader of his party.
Yarmuth's envy is palpable.
He is desperate to see McConnell defeated, but doesn't have the guts to run himself (because he knows McConnell would clobber him).
So he's looking for a proxy: Ashley Judd.
NRO lists all the zainy things Judd has said over the years. The political ads practically write themselves.
Take her stance on coal, for instance:
“It’s important that those of us fighting the coal companies stick together,” she said, according to the Washington Examiner. “Because they make me feel absolutely and totally crazy.” She also touted The Green Collar Economy, the book written by none other than former Obama administration official Van Jones.
Yarmuth and Judd don't seem to notice that Democrat Congressman Ben Chandler, after January, will be called former Congressman. He lost because of his opposition to the coal industry. That was the issue that turned around Andy Barr's campaign and propelled Barr to a comfortable victory.
As a result, Yarmuth is now the only Democrat in Kentucky's Congressional delegation. A run by Ashley Judd will assure that his status as the lone Kentucky Democrat in Washington will not change -- unless Republicans can find someone to run against him.