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Ashley Judd's Arsenal...Mock her at your own risk, Mitch.

Ashley Judd's Arsenal She's a Hollywood feminist, but also a Southern sweetheart. Mock her at your own risk, Mitch.

BY MOLLY REDDEN


The last time Ashley Judd made headlines as an actress, it was March 2012 and she was responding to plastic surgery gossip. This was no boilerplate denial. Speculation about her puffy face had trailed her as she promoted the debut of her ABC drama "Missing," and Judd, in a Daily Beast essay that went viral, wrote that "the conversation was pointedly nasty, gendered, and misogynistic and embodies what all girls and women in our culture, to a greater or lesser degree, endure every day, in ways both outrageous and subtle." To the lady blogs, her words were catnip. "I've never thought much about Ashley Judd," Jezebel's Lindy West wrote."{S}he's pretty, she seems nice, her pores look really small—but it turns out she's also a smart, bold, kickass feminist." But when she discussed the whole episode on the more staid "Rock Center with Brian Williams," Judd looked vulnerable. "I have never been so genuinely surprised in all my born days," she told Williams, her usually level voice warbling. The idea that a subtle change to her facial features—that "maybe I had somethin' salty, as we say in the South, and got all swelled up"—had invited so much finger-wagging, she said, "hurt me. It really hurt my feelings."

A feminist who can summon the sudsy enthusiasm of Jezebel, but also channel genteel, Southern sensibilities? If only she'd run for office! Which, of course, is exactly what she's considering: a challenge of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. The rumors began last fall, and only grew after she didn't deny them. When sources confirmed as much, two polls were promptly commissioned—one by PPP showing that she was the preferred candidate of Kentucky Democrats, and another by McConnell himself. His campaign's internal poll, readily shared with the press, was less newsworthy for its results than the fear it betrayed.2 That fear has since spread. Karl Rove's super PAC, American Crossroads, released an ad last week featuring photos of Judd sauntering down the red carpet, a clip of her saying "Tennessee is home," and her effusive praise of President Barack Obama, who lost Kentucky by 23 points. Rove has promised there's more to come.

They have reason to be scared: A recent PPP poll found that McConnell is the nation's least popular senator, judged by his constituents, and in January a Louisville Courier-Journal poll found that 44 percent of Kentucky voters withheld their support of him until his opponent is known; 34 percent planned to vote against him, and only 17 percent for him. But Judd would face obstacles of her own in the deep-red state. She is, after all, a Democrat, a Hollywood star, an environmentalist, and an abortion rights agitator.3 But it is clear, from her response to the plastic surgery rumors, that Judd is adept at turning cheap personal shots into media-resonant strikes on her opponents. It's not difficult to imagine her, in the face of a GOP attack on her jet-setting celebrity, finding just the right measure of righteous disgust to make McConnell, or her other potential opponent, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, appear sexist—especially since they're already giving her material. "Ashley Judd is a famous actress, she's an attractive woman, and presents herself well, and from what I understand is articulate," Paul said recently, when asked to evaluate Judd as a foe. "But the thing is, she doesn't really represent Kentucky."

In fact, Judd, a diehard Kentucky basketball fan, can trace her family back eight generations in the Bluegrass State. She lived there for a big chunk of her vagabond childhood, and it was where her mother and half-sister kicked off the famous '80s country music duo The Judds. Judd's 2011 memoir, All That Is Bitter and Sweet, is thick with gauzy memories of growing up in the state. As a child, she writes, "I recall looking out the window at redbud, dogwood, daffodils, irises, and pom-pom bushes, knowing exactly what heaven must look like: a spring day in Kentucky." She is adroit at drawing upon those romantic recollections to explain the roots of her liberal convictions. The dreams of her parents, "small-town kids from rural eastern Kentucky," are waylaid by teenage pregnancy and the social pressure to marry. A backcountry drive to her grandmother's house in Black Log Hollow, which an "almost mystical sense of place" compels her to make, is preceded by a plane flight over "catastrophic mountaintop removal coal-mining sites." Her unofficial major at the University of Kentucky is rabble-rousing, "or at least as much rabble-rousing as one could do and still belong to an old, elite social sorority." And her heroes? "Jesus has always been my favorite radical." It's enough to make you almost believe, when she boasts that her eleven-city AIDS awareness bus tour with Bono bypassed "the media-rich, oh-so-sophisticated East Coast and West Coast" in favor of the American heartland, that she's a bona fide resident of the mythical "real America."

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Reply Ashley Judd's Arsenal...Mock her at your own risk, Mitch. (Original post)
babylonsister Feb 2013 OP
hedgehog Feb 2013 #1
Voice for Peace Feb 2013 #17
riqster Feb 2013 #2
sheshe2 Feb 2013 #3
Cha Feb 2013 #4
southern_belle Feb 2013 #11
WCGreen Feb 2013 #5
Benton D Struckcheon Feb 2013 #6
AzDar Feb 2013 #24
calimary Feb 2013 #7
DonCoquixote Feb 2013 #8
sheshe2 Feb 2013 #26
Little Star Feb 2013 #9
Honeycombe8 Feb 2013 #10
1620rock Feb 2013 #12
tammywammy Feb 2013 #22
Honeycombe8 Feb 2013 #60
tammywammy Feb 2013 #63
Honeycombe8 Feb 2013 #64
spooky3 Feb 2013 #13
sheshe2 Feb 2013 #29
spooky3 Feb 2013 #48
PufPuf23 Feb 2013 #14
mgc1961 Feb 2013 #15
littlemissmartypants Feb 2013 #16
Kath1 Feb 2013 #20
libodem Feb 2013 #18
Kath1 Feb 2013 #19
colsohlibgal Feb 2013 #21
niyad Feb 2013 #23
smirkymonkey Feb 2013 #25
ReRe Feb 2013 #27
jonthebru Feb 2013 #28
NBachers Feb 2013 #30
Notafraidtoo Feb 2013 #31
babylonsister Feb 2013 #39
Notafraidtoo Feb 2013 #66
helveticas Feb 2013 #32
trusty elf Feb 2013 #33
Diyames Feb 2013 #34
lupinella Feb 2013 #35
MotherPetrie Feb 2013 #36
Carolina Feb 2013 #49
MotherPetrie Feb 2013 #50
tavalon Feb 2013 #53
MotherPetrie Feb 2013 #55
Hissyspit Feb 2013 #57
MotherPetrie Feb 2013 #58
Hissyspit Feb 2013 #59
MotherPetrie Feb 2013 #69
Moses2SandyKoufax Feb 2013 #61
tavalon Feb 2013 #62
malaise Feb 2013 #37
Helen Reddy Feb 2013 #38
Fantastic Anarchist Feb 2013 #40
sabrina 1 Feb 2013 #41
Anywho6 Feb 2013 #42
babylonsister Feb 2013 #45
Anywho6 Feb 2013 #47
Notafraidtoo Feb 2013 #68
Benton D Struckcheon Feb 2013 #51
tavalon Feb 2013 #54
PotatoChip Feb 2013 #43
snagglepuss Feb 2013 #44
TheKentuckian Feb 2013 #46
tavalon Feb 2013 #52
mtasselin Feb 2013 #56
upi402 Feb 2013 #65
smirkymonkey Feb 2013 #67

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:14 PM

1. She had me at "catastrophic mountaintop removal coal-mining sites.""

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Response to hedgehog (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:46 PM

17. ahh.. you said it so well

and I'd love to see a whole bunch more celebrities run for
Congress.. especially including more comedians.

Just serve for a few terms, change the laws, then get
out and make more movies.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:27 PM

2. PLEASE click the link

..and read the whole article. Awesome. Thanks babylonsister for posting (enjoy those Santa Ana winds again).

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:35 PM

3. A Smart, Bold, Kickass Feminist!

I may not be able to vote for her, however if she runs, I will be contributing to her campaign!

Thank you for the update on Ashley...keep them coming!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:39 PM

4. Ashley Judd has it Goin' ON.. and the reCONS are

afraid Very Afraid. And they should be.

Thanks babylonsistah

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:11 PM

11. +1000

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:43 PM

5. Hunter S. Thompson was also from Kentucky....

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:16 PM

6. ...as was Abe Lincoln.

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Response to WCGreen (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:32 AM

24. And Johnny Depp, George Clooney (beautiful, Liberal men) and my Mom.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:27 PM

7. She's a very interesting prospect. Time will tell.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:33 PM

8. add to this

that she has been active as a liberal for years:

from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashley_Judd

Ashley Judd's humanitarian work has revolved around becoming a global ambassador for YouthAIDS, a prevention program under the Population Services International. She has been a member of their Board of Directors since 2004, also. Judd has travelled with YouthAIDS to places affected by illness and poverty such as Cambodia, Kenya, Rwanda, and many others.

Inspired by her travels, which allowed her to witness the life of the poor and uneducated, she has since become an advocate for preventing poverty and promoting awareness internationally. She has met with political and religious leaders, heads of states, diplomats, and leaders on behalf of the deprived to convey the message to those who have the power to bring about political and social change.

Judd has also narrated three documentaries for YouthAIDS which aired internationally on the Discovery Channel, in National Geographic, and on VH1.

In 2011, Judd joined the Leadership Council of the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW).

Other organizations Judd has been involved with include the Women for Women International, and Equality Now, along with other non-governmental organizations which center around bringing attention to social, educational, health, economic, cultural, and financial funding of the unfortunate.


In other words, she is no political tenderfoot.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:51 AM

26. +1000

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:51 PM

9. k&r

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 09:54 PM

10. Very interesting post! Makes me wanna vote for her! Except it's not my state...or my party. nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:30 PM

12. Umm, and what is your party?

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:26 PM

22. You're not a democrat? Ashley Judd is. n/t

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Response to tammywammy (Reply #22)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:02 PM

60. She's a Republican! Isn't she? nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #60)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 02:21 AM

63. She's a democrat. n/t

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Response to tammywammy (Reply #63)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 02:22 AM

64. Ohhhh. I'm glad to hear it. For some reason, I thought she was a Republican. Maybe because

of her mom and sister. I think they were big Bush supporters.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:36 PM

13. Unfortunately, she will lose the turtle vote.

McConnell has that in the can.

Seriously, I would think it would be hard to be going through a divorce and planning and executing what is sure to be a nasty campaign. But I hope if now is not the best time for her, that she will consider running at a later time.

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:55 AM

29. Why does McConnell have this in the can? nt

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #29)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:49 PM

48. see post #33

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:37 PM

14. I want so much for Ashley Judd to enter politics and be successful.

Always have liked her talent as an artist.

She is one fine human being.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:41 PM

15. Maturity becomes her.

 

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:45 PM

16. LADIES. . .

Rule the world. The men just haven't all figured that out yet.

Love, Peace and Shelter. lmsp

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #16)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:17 PM

20. If they haven't got it yet

they never will.

Go Ashley!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:59 PM

18. I hope she runs

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:14 PM

19. Given her history, it would be easy for her to toe the conservative line.

Or to be mute on the issues. But no. She is a passionate and articulate advocate for women's reproductive rights.

I hope she decides to run and I hope she wins. I'll gladly send her a donation.

Her election would send a powerful message.

Run, Ashley, run!!!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:26 PM

21. This Should Be Good

I can't wait for Ashley to debate The Human Turtle, she'll rip him and his party to shreds.

Thinking of her and Elizabeth Warren both in the Senate makes me giddy.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:55 PM

23. k and r

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:49 AM

25. +1000

I wish I could vote for her!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:54 AM

27. Ashley Judd's Arsenol

K&R

Thanks, babylonsister. Not well tonight...will read tomorrow! Go Ashley!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:54 AM

28. I would donate money to her run against the turtle man.

Not to disparage turtles , of course.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 03:14 AM

30. Elizabeth Warren was my ground-zero donation target last election; Ashley Judd will be next time

A Nation of Donations and Committed Dedication

Will beat Mitch McConnell and his anal obfuscation

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 03:52 AM

31. I Live in KY

And half the democratic party here is scared of her too which is unfortunate. I think shes perfect but we have plenty of DINO that will railroad her too. shes going to have a fight on her hand's from both party's. I will say one thing KY Basketball fans here are ravenous and they see her on TV cheering for the team She just might get a lot of Indy's or First time voters to put her over.

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Response to Notafraidtoo (Reply #31)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:57 AM

39. Why are they afraid?

Someone needs to take McConnell down, and no one's doing a bang up job of that so far.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #39)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 04:57 AM

66. Cause they are DINO

Anti labor,Anti gay,pro religion and government mixing democrats..they love to complain about liberal Democrats and how awesome it is they can work so easily with the republicans ..its cause at best they are moderate republicans not democrats.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 05:25 AM

32. K&R

 

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:45 AM

33. Mock Turtle

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 07:26 AM

34. I love her.

I fell in love with her when I saw her on "Star Trek : the Next Generation" in 1992 (or maybe '91). I don't know what it was about her, but she stood out immediately as a very real person in a very unreal kind of environment (TV show). I've been impressed by her acting and choices of roles ever since. Her modest elegance and charm would be an asset as a politician, and her intelligence and common sense would surely serve Kentucky better than the turtle. I wish her the best.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 07:37 AM

35. K&R n/t

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:34 AM

36. I can't take her seriously as a political candidate

 

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Response to MotherPetrie (Reply #36)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:55 PM

49. Geez! She's more of a serious

candidate than Arnold Muscleman or the late Sonny Bono!

And for that matter, better and more wrothy of serious consideration than Michelle Bachman and all those idiot Rape-publicans!

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Response to Carolina (Reply #49)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:01 PM

50. Yeah, and I didn't take them seriously, either. Or Ronald Reagan. Or loads of other

 

what I considered to be extremely lacking candidates. Doesn't mean others don't think they are just great and actually elect them.




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Response to MotherPetrie (Reply #36)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:13 PM

53. Why?

I'm asking for real.

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Response to tavalon (Reply #53)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:41 PM

55. I know she's done a lot of humanitarian work, and I commend her for that.

 

But I just can't see her in the Senate. Her response to the speculation about her puffy faced pictures, which was acclaimed by many, was not acclaimed by me. It turned me off big time. Celebrities regularly get trashed for their appearance and invite speculation about plastic surgery and botox when their looks change -- many far more insultingly and for far longer than Judd was. It's not right, but it goes with the job. To me her response to it indicated that she was thin-skinned, and that is no way to be for a Senate run. Imagine if Hillary Clinton had a meltdown every time she got publicly trashed, and she's been trashed infinitely more and far more personally and viciously than Judd ever has or ever would be. (Just using Clinton as an example here.)

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Response to MotherPetrie (Reply #55)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:52 PM

57. Meh, that's hardly the same thing.

She had legitimate points to make about the shallowness of celebrity gossip, and, frankly, there has have been all kinds of massively ridiculous humans in the Senate.

She, knows publicity, would have advisors, and would be a great Senator.

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #57)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:22 PM

58. Meh, I disagree. She only had points to make about the shallowness of celebrity gossip

 

when it affected HER, and really, the shallowness of celebrity gossip is hardly a world-class problem to begin with. For THAT to be the issue that made her speak out makes me think she's every bit as shallow as the issue itself.

Being an effective senator requires more than knowing publicity, and it's not her advisors who would be elected, it would be SHE, if she ran and won. She may be a great Senator and she may be a shitty one. There's no way to know in advance, but from what I know of her at the moment, I hope she doesn't get the nomination. I don't think she has a prayer of getting elected.

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Response to MotherPetrie (Reply #58)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:35 PM

59. No, she made points about society’s objectification of girls and women.

You completely missed it. What is your REAL problem with her?

“I think it’s hatred of women that invites the criticism. I think it’s the objectification of girls and women and this hypersexualization of our society that invites the criticism. It doesn’t have anything to do with me, really, and how I look,” she told NBC News.

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #59)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 06:47 AM

69. Only because SHE was being cast in an unflattering light. That's what it was about.

 

She was trying to change the subject from herself. Never heard her speak about the issue until it affected her.

IMO she is a vain, thin-skinned, self-absorbed, Hollywood actress who made it on her family's name and now her Hollywood shelf life is just about up, she's got to find some way to stay in the public eye and receive that public adulation, especially now she's dumped her racer hubby and won't be sure to be seen sobbing in joy in the winners circle the next time he comes in first.

No, I don't want her, I think she's a lightweight in a potential field of what need to be very credible heavyweights. I think she is dragging out the decision just to stay in the public eye a little longer, and I'll be very surprised if she actually runs. If she does, I don't think she has what it takes to win.

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Response to MotherPetrie (Reply #58)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:40 PM

61. That's a good point.

She didn't speak out against "objectification" and the "shallowness of celebrity gossip" in the late 90's when she was younger, in demand, and on the cover of numerous supermarket check-out publications. I agree, totally self-serving and shallow.

Also, her comments about rap and hip-hop were nothing more than pseudo-intellectual psychobabble. Pretty much like everything else this walking word-a-day calendar offers her opinion on.

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Response to MotherPetrie (Reply #55)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:55 PM

62. Thanks for the honest answer

I hadn't thought about that aspect. I think, though, that she could train herself out of that.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:39 AM

37. Well if you call on Karl Rove to save your seat

you're already a loser. Rove is a washed up ReTHUG scumbag who should answer to the courts in Ohio.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:19 AM

38. Go Ashley Go!

 

en garde Mr. Turtle!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:06 AM

40. Ashley Judd ...

... need I say more?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:20 AM

41. Go Ashley! The Turtle is afraid and he ought to be. Not only of Ashley Judd

but of the huge, newly formed Progressive Coalition who has named him as a target on which they will spend lots of money, (having learned from Republicans finally how to do it) to remove. So any Democrat who runs against him this time will not be depending only the Rahm Emanuels who often did not support Liberal candidates, she will have this coalition of dozens of organizations that actually WANT Liberal/Progressives in the Senate and have already gotten off to a great start financially.

I would love to see her beat the Turtle and not only rid the Senate of his horrible influence, but debunk the notion the Democrats can't win in Kentucky.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:38 AM

42. Sources: Judd 'leaning toward' Senate bid, decision by Derby Day

Someone close to me was involved in this meeting with Ashley Judd on Friday. She was hugely impressed--"smart, courageous and compassionate" were words she used to describe her. This could be huge for my home state of Kentucky.

[link:http://www.whas11.com/news/politics/Sources-Judd-leaning-toward-Senate-bid-decision-by-Derby-Day-191470551.html|

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Response to Anywho6 (Reply #42)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:00 PM

45. Thank you for that! And don't you have

a Dem governor? I used to date a very conservative man from KY but the majority of his family were Dems (something he failed to tell me at the time). So the state could be a toss-up, or am I delusional? That could be also.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #45)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:42 PM

47. Kentucky has a Democratic Governor!

The majority of Kentucky Governors have been Democrats. I have been in California for 15 years, but all of my family is in Kentucky. I was born and raised in Louisville which I always found to be quite liberal--the atmosphere is a combination of Southern hospitality and Midwest charm. But drive 35 minutes south of Louisville and it's completely different. It's interesting, too, because the next largest city is Lexington and, from my experience (and based on what my youngest sister who lives there tells me), it's very conservative. My opinion is, it's a left-leaning state more than a toss-up.

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Response to Anywho6 (Reply #47)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 06:21 AM

68. Dem governors win here by being Conservative.

Most elected democrats here are more Conservative then Scott Brown. shes only going to get half the Ky party's support in fact they have already been on the local NPR station saying shes to liberal to win the nomination..Our Dem Governor openly shunned Obama and bragged about attempting to balance the budget by laying off teachers and government workers.

Half the Ky Democratic party are truly moderate republicans on almost all issues. With that said the state has the numbers to send her if they vote but she is going to need a lot of national support,she wont get much help from the Dem's here.I think the toughest fight will be the dem primary.


On Edit I think Yarmath is pretty awesome but before him We had a very pro bush Conservative Ann Northup that won two terms( very nasty woman)and she needed the most liberal voters in the entire state (Louisville) to win. It sucks but Kentucky is far from blue.

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Response to Anywho6 (Reply #42)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:27 PM

51. That's too far away...

...She needs to decide sooner, so that if she says no there's still some chance of getting someone else and giving that someone else enough time to raise funds and all that. It's May 3 and 4 according to what I just saw via googling. That's 2 and a half months from now.

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Response to Anywho6 (Reply #42)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:17 PM

54. Oh, yeah, this is a multitalented and highly intelligent woman

She's also a policy wonk, like those of us on this site. She's a good choice to run for anything but she's good enough to run for Senate. How else is she going to make her way to the White House, and she will be going to the White House soon enough. She's just that good. The last one I was this impressed by, I told my husband he would be President one day. I didn't realize that day would be in 2008, but I knew it was coming. I predicted Weiner, too but he couldn't keep it buttoned up. I hope I'm still alive to see President Judd.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:48 AM

43. I've always appreciated Ashley's acting talent,

but was even more impressed when I watched an interview she did with Tavis Smiley. She'd make an excellent candidate.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:00 PM

44. to read later

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 12:27 PM

46. I'm with her 100%

Probably my favorite living person that I don't actually know.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:12 PM

52. Run Ashley, Run,

it isn't for the faint of heart but you are a steel magnolia so I have no fear. You are also so smart, you can run rings around Mitch McConnell. I will support you in any way I can. Please, Ashley Judd, make your momma proud (like she isn't already!)

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 04:52 PM

56. Ash

Please run, I will contribute to your campaign. Our country needs some sanity brought back to it, and currently Kentucky has two U.S. Senators that do not have any common sense, sanity, and they don't give a shit what happens to our country. So please run Ashley run.

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Response to mtasselin (Reply #56)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 02:24 AM

65. I think I would too

I just donated to Elizabeth Warren and she's not in my state either.

Welcome to DU!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 05:38 AM

67. I would LOVE to see her kick McConnell's sorry ass.

Go Ashley!

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