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Ashley Judd Secretly Attacked By Senator Mitch McConnell!

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Whoa! We're not sure how Mother Jones got these candid recordings of Mitch McConnell and his staff, but one thing is clear- they were NOT planning to fight fair against Ashley Judd!

The Double Jeopardy star, who was briefly considering running against the Kentucky Senator, was the target of what's called an "opposition research" meeting- basically, what used to be called digging up dirt and slinging mud!

In the recording, McConnell's staff reads excerpts from Ashley's memoir and listen to recordings of her speaking, trying to find every little thing she's ever done wrong they can use against her.

At one point, they listen to her talk about her religious views, in which she says:

"I still choose the God of my understanding as the God of my childhood. I have to expand my God concept from time to time, and you know particularly I enjoy native faith practices, and have a very nature-based God concept. I'd like to think I'm like St. Francis in that way. Brother Donkey, Sister Bird."

After this quote, they openly laugh and mock her, discussing how easy it will be to paint her as a loon — despite the fact she is referencing a classic parable about a Saint's appreciation of the natural world!

Pretty nasty stuff! The way we see it, everyone is entitled to their own religious beliefs so long as they don't try to use them to hurt or subjugate others!

Well, it seems like Mr. McConnell and his staff see it another way if it means gaining a political edge!

[Image via Carrie Devorah/Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.]

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19 comments to “Ashley Judd Secretly Attacked By Senator Mitch McConnell!”

  1. 1

    First off, EVERY politician does this. Secondly, someone in Judds corner ILLEGALLY taped the conversations. Someone is going to jail, hell a president resigned over this

  2. 2

    Um Mitchy poo told reporters he would go as low as he had too. He also said bad things about hollywood publically. She was warned. He never tried to hide anything. I think he is very sorry he didn't have to play dirty. What is really sad is all he would have to do is exploit he lack of knowledge of politics and Ky. He would have never had to get personal.

  3. Justinothershit says – reply to this


    He's an asshole. Who cares if every politician does this. The ones I care about are the ones they've caught and the ones I have proof have done it. Their true selves are revealed to the American public. It's not illegal to tape - nobody got arrested and went to jail over Romney's little tirade about the other percent. Hell, he was running for president.

  4. 4

    who knew she was such a loon, 42 days in a mental institution for attempted suicide and the democrats want to run her for senator. do they give a damn about america at all? thankfully bill clinton went down to nashville and put an end to ashleys political career. thanks bill at least someone in the democrat party has a brain.

  5. 5

    Re: Justinothershit – Mitch M is a ranking member of the US Senate, you think bugging his office is a small thing? you're not very bright are you?

  6. Mrs. Momoa says – reply to this


    No one is more looney then Mitch…what a dirt bag.

  7. @v@ says – reply to this


    Slander isn't looked at very kindly in most theological teachings.
    Where are the real leaders? Oh, right. He 'retired' from the state of Texas.

  8. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: MVPnis – 'Judd's' corner? You don't know who bugged his office, and neither do they. It was Mother Jones who ran with it. Maybe it was Deep Throat II.

  9. 9

    I wrote an article on Now So about the McConnell/Judd wiretapping scandal.

    I don't think any laws were broken under federal or Kentucky law:

    Pretty much the only way the recording was illegal is if somebody not a party to the conversation planted a bug there.

  10. lillibelle says – reply to this


    Re: Mike_Smith70 – That is what they all think. It wasn't someone at the meeting. So Hilton, here, thinks people's religious beliefs shouldn't be used against them. Where was his defense of Mitt Romney, who was often mocked and verbally attacked for being a Mormon? Hypocritical BS. Ashley Judd, if she wanted a political career, shouldn't have written an autobiography detailing her mental illness, institutionalization and her anger issues which she said led to her divorce from her husband. McConnell didn't do anything wrong. They only laughed, on the tape, about her donkey-bird comment. Why? it is funny.

  11. FreshStunter says – reply to this


    Re: Justinothershit – Actually yes it was ILLEGALLY bugged. The difference is that Romney said it and it was overheard and recorded by someone in the room. Mitch's teams comments were recorded and recovered by someone that was not there. The FBI is looking into who placed the ILLEGAL wire taps.

  12. Michelle Cuevas says – reply to this


    Re: @v@ – Boy, the Left is completely looney. An illegal wiretap?????? See nothing wrong with that?????? This country is going to Hell rapidly.

  13. 13

    Both sides do this. And the Democrats sling more mud then the Republicans so they should quit their whining.

  14. 14

    Re: Justinothershit – Typical moron. You only care about the things that are spelled out right in front of you.

  15. 15

    Both parties have "opposition research" meetings. You can't tell me democrats don't try to "find every little thing she's ever done wrong" in any opposing candidate. The only reason you hear about this taping or the one of Romney is because the media is so completely one sided.

  16. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: Michelle Cuevas – I am so not 'left' and so not for illegal wiretapping.
    Just try to stick to the known facts without making shit up to sell your partisanship.

  17. Bigger Fatter Politics says – reply to this


    MBitch needs to step out of the closet and stop hating on pretty women.

  18. Jane says – reply to this


    Please. Ashley Judd cannot play the victim here. Ashley was actively seeking to run for policial office . Ashley and her team would have been saying nasty stuff too. In fact I've heard Ashley say nasty stuff about people when she wasn't running against those people. Ashley's team is even blaming the Democrats in Kentucky for doing thing to her.
    Ashley needs to get out of politics if she's unable to handle the roughness.

  19. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: Jane – That's the thing. McConnell himself may not deserve to have been made to look bad, but the taped comments as put forth in the media ring like premeditated character assassination. Illegal wiretapping is terrible, but where is the indignation over listening to all American's private phone calls or reading their private e-mails? Campaigns are public campaigns, and voters seem to expect transparency of public office more than they expect their own personal stuff to be rifled through. I think fed up Americans want campaigns run and won on sound policy, not this kind of games. I believe they're well at the point that they want leaders who want to try todo the right thing.