The most significant Senate race of 2014.
Grimes v. McConnell.
I've made a study of Kentucky's Senior Senator. I call it. . . The Zen of McConnell.
A treasury of the wit, wisdom and folly of McConnell.
In this space I will draw from my work to illuminate his career. He has taken positions that are inconsistent. Troubling. Difficult. That's what the Zen is about.
Gender Equity. From P. 21 in Zen of McConnell
A new U.S. attorney was needed for the Eastern District of Kentucky in 1991. McConnell had the perfect choice for the job that paid $106,300 a year at the time.
“I decided that it was time to have a female U.S. attorney. . . it is time to have a woman in a position of prominence in this state. They have been held back too long.”
McConnell’s choice: His then girlfriend of two years, Karen Caldwell. Caldwell was later appointed in 2001 to a lifetime position as a federal judge by President George W. Bush.