McConnell Aides Mock 'Unbalanced' Ashley Judd
Senator's team 'working with FBI' to probe recording
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Apr 9, 2013 11:09 AM CDT
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(Newser) – After making waves with Mitt Romney's "47%" speech, Mother Jones has released a new batch of secret tapes. The recordings reveal Mitch McConnell's team ridiculing former potential opponent Ashley Judd and suggesting her mental health could be a target. The McConnell team is not amused: It says it's "working with the FBI" to address the secret recording. A rep says a criminal probe is likely, Roll Call reports.

In the tapes, the meeting's leader says Judd is "emotionally unbalanced," referring to "suicidal tendencies" and a hospitalization for "a mental breakdown in the '90s." The team also points to her views on family and religion. "She's clearly, sort of, anti-sort-of-traditional American family" and "critical ... of traditional Christianity," the leader says. The group laughs at her reference to "Brother Donkey, Sister Bird" in a discussion of her religious beliefs. "That's my favorite line so far," says one person. They appear not to have been familiar with stories about St. Francis using those phrases, Mother Jones notes.

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Apr 10, 2013 5:44 AM CDT
Mitch McConnell is a psychotic politician. Among a group of Republican Senators, Judd would be the only sane one standing.
Apr 10, 2013 3:20 AM CDT
She has made herself out to be a politically inept aging spoiled brat with waaaaaaaaaaaaay more money than brains...Almost as wacky but not quite as pathetic as that filthy self-serving NY slug bloomturd. So shut-up and act...ashley.
Apr 9, 2013 11:56 PM CDT
Her Mom ate a lot of acid when she was young....really!