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Peter Paul & Ashley

Posted on | March 9, 2013 | 5 Comments

by Smitty

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5 Responses to “Peter Paul & Ashley”

  1. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 9th, 2013 @ 4:18 am
  2. JohnInMA
    March 9th, 2013 @ 9:25 am

    If she eventually becomes a serious challenger after time in KY (after people find out more about her past statements and vacuous nature in general), will this prove the Dem machine can run nearly anybody, anywhere? Even a ham sandwich (leveraging the joke about grand juries….)?

    I get it that out of the gate her celebrity makes her noteworthy. But at some point all but the most committed hardcore leftists have to see what is there (or isn’t). And how many hardcore types are there in KY?

  3. smitty
    March 9th, 2013 @ 11:10 am

    I think that Elizabeth Warren proves that, not only are qualifications optional, but you can ignore just about any ethical issues, if you’ve the correct friends.

  4. Bob Belvedere
    March 9th, 2013 @ 11:51 am


  5. JohnInMA
    March 9th, 2013 @ 1:03 pm

    Warren won in a state nortorious for electing Ted Kennedy and John Kerry to the Senate. Repeatedly. Oddly, the state has a history of electing less progressive governers intermixed with hard core progressives, like Cellucci and Patrick. And more interesting is the fact that Warren got 700k FEWER votes than Obama, meaning those folks could vote for one progressive, but not the other. Of course, the next special election and the ’14 election won’t have The One on the ballot, so it will be interesting.

    But my thought is that KY is NOT like MA. And how many voters are there who will vote for a ‘ham sandwich’, prettied up by a political machine? I’m not aware of any recent history that suggests KY is turning progressive on the whole, or that there is any serious Akin-like challenger to McConnell who could mess things up. Yet. It would be one thing if Judd were running for a House seat in a particular, gerrymandered district. But the Senate??