A few things that I’m taking away from this (forwarded) Mother Jones “expose” of Mitch McConnell’s Ashley Judd oppo research:
- The whole thing reminds me of the Washington Post‘s ongoing (and rather pathetic) attempts to recreate that one, perfect fix that the WaPo had in 2006 when they destroyed George Allen’s Senate career. Yes, David Corn, last year you folks got your hands on a video that harmed a Republican campaign. Congratulations. Have a cookie. But it’s never as good the second time, huh?
- And in this particular case… yeah. Um. Shorn of its finger waggling, the article indicates that Mitch McConnell was looking forward to running against somebody who: has really strange opinions on coal, parenting, and American society; a history of mental depression and frankly mildly erratic behavior; and had made somewhat demeaning cracks about the state that she wanted to run in. Here’s a news flash: so were the rest of us in the VRWC. In other words? There’s nothing new here. (more…)