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Rand Paul: Sure, Ashley Judd Is Attractive Enough, But…

It takes a lot to make Karl Rove look progressive, but Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has somehow managed it. Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday, he had this to say about Ashley Judd, when asked by host Candy Crowley about the actress and activist’s rumored, but as yet unconfirmed, run for U.S. Senate:

“Ashley Judd is a famous actress, she’s an attractive woman and presents herself well and — from what I understand — is articulate,” he spouted.

Huh. Not even Turd Blossom Rove, in his now-famous attack ad, was petty enough to bring up Judd’s considerable good looks. Especially as one of a litany of reasons for her perceived unsuitability as the possible replacement for Mitch McConnell in Kentucky. Nice one.
Oh, but it gets worse… much worse. Ms. Judd, as it turns out, wasn’t actually born in Kentucky; although she did grow up there, she’s not “from there.” So she’s a carpetbagging Jezebel, says Paul:

“But the thing is, she doesn’t really represent Kentucky. I mean, she was a representative for Tennessee last year. She lives in Tennessee. So, I think you do need to make sure people know about that so people don’t think she’s really from Kentucky or lives here.”

For those of you who don't feel like reading the whole article, here's a summary of Paul's statement:

"Ashley Judd is an attractive woman and is articulate...she doesn’t really represent Kentucky.”
Apparently you have to be ugly and stupid to represent Kentucky. Case in point: Rand Paul.

As an aside, I should note that the "she's articulate" bit reminds me an awful lot of Chris Rock's legendary bit about the speculation about Colin Powell running for President years ago ("He speaks so well! He's so well-spoken!")

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