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Ashley Judd says “I have been raped twice, so I think I can handle Mitch McConnell”

Ashley Judd

According to actress Ashley Judd, challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for his Kentucky seat wouldn’t be that bad — or it at least wouldn’t be as bad as being raped.

“I have been raped twice, so I think I can handle Mitch McConnell,” she apparently said at a private dinner in February, The Huffington Post reported.

Yet maybe Judd can’t handle the Senate Minority Leader, since she announced via Twitter on Wednesday that she would not be running for McConnell’s Senate seat in 2014.

Judd added that she needs to be spending time with her family, but she thanked her supporters for their prayers. It was a graceful end to a sometimes less-than-graceful pre-campaign.

But Judd should send a thank-you note to the mainstream media.

Somehow, despite the fact that the HuffPo article was written earlier this month, no one picked up on her incredibly insulting “rape” comment until it was brought to light by Alex Pappas of The Daily Caller the day before Judd announced she was not running.

In a political world where a comment about “legitimate rape” can almost immediately kill one’s chances of being elected, it’s surprising that Judd’s insensitive remark didn’t create a media fury. But then again, since Judd is a liberal, Hollywood darling, perhaps it’s not so surprising after all.

While Judd said she could “handle” fighting against McConnell and the GOP, she increasingly seemed less and less suited for a role in public office. Even though Judd was once gearing up for a big fight against McConnell, she still had yet to re-establish her residency in Kentucky. Heck, she didn’t even live in the U.S. half the year.

And so Judd’s possible Senate campaign ended on her own terms, instead of in disgrace over her rape remarks. She got the last laugh.

 

Comments

Comments

  1. Merriel says:

    I am really confused. What does her being raped twice have to do with Mitch McConnell? That statement doesn’t make any sense. If I am wrong please correct me.

    1. Angela says:

      She’s comparing her actual rape to Republicans by way of Mitch McConnell, raping her of her liberal wants (demands). Typical Hollyweird liberal mindset. They want gay marriage, free fall abortion, the sequester, the continual rise of their messiah Obama, and so on and so on…She in her actress emotional (BS) plea, obviously likens conservative viewpoints to rape. Can’t these people just continue being the narcissists they are and keep their focus on the stage they worship?? Good grief.

  2. Roger Mitchell says:

    Hey when your own Grandmother comes out supporting your opponent in a political election then you have a problem , I think she has lived in Fantasy land of Hollywood too long and has an issue with separating fact from fantasy . Hell she has a problem getting a factual grasp on where the hell she is from let alone what she stands for. I see this as nothing more then a ploy to get her face and name back out in the lime light to maybe spark some interest of a director or producer in hopes of a new movie role , I don’t follow Hollywood or the star news crap but I think its been a while since her last role and she needs the money.. If she runs I give her less then a snowballs chance in hell of winning the part .. .

    1. Angela says:

      Agreed. Seems she and Carrey are employing the same strategies…I wonder how many other Hollywooders are going to follow suit. What can we expect when we have a president who includes Jayz and Beyonce in his network of close friends…

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