Mitch McConnell Gets Outed, Wants to Prosecute the Outer.
Last February, when Ashley Judd was planning to run against Mitch McConnell for the Senate in 2014, McConnell and his aides talked about using her history of depression as a campaign issue. (Ashley Judd has since pulled out of the senate race.)
This February conference was secretly recorded and leaked to Mother Jones, which published the audio of the conference. Here’s the audio.
And now — just like factory farms that try to prosecute people who take undercover videos of animal abuse — Mitch McConnell wants the FBI to investigate the recording and publishing of his secret go-for-the-jugular conversation.
It’s OK for Mitch McConnell to be a sleazy underhanded douchebag; but it’s not OK to reveal this fact.
In the formerly secret conversation, Jesse Benton, McConnell’s campaign manager, said:
“She's clearly, this sounds extreme, but she is emotionally unbalanced. I mean it's been documented. Jesse can go in chapter and verse from her autobiography about, you know, she's suffered some suicidal tendencies. She was hospitalized for 42 days when she had a mental breakdown in the '90s.”
I guess if you don’t have any valid issues to campaign on, the next best thing is to dig up dirt on your opponent. The dirt they’ve “dug up” on Ashley Judd was already spelled out in her autobiography, so I don’t know who would be swayed or shocked by their “findings.” But give ‘em an E for Effort.
Let’s hope this secret recording does for Mitch McConnell what Romney’s secretly-recorded speech did for him. Mitch McConnell is too slippery to be a ditch digger, let alone a U.S. Senator.