Months after Mitt Romney was secretly taped at a fundraiser maligning the “47 percent” of Americans who don’t pay income taxes, Mother Jones, the same publication that unveiled that now-infamous clip that changed the trajectory of Romney’s candidacy, is out with another secret tape: This time of a meeting between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., an embattled four-term senator who faces a tough re-election battle next year, and his campaign aides.
The tape, which according to Mother Jones was recorded on February 2 and provided to the publication by a source who required anonymity, captures the senator’s aides discussing opposition research on Ashley Judd, the actress and activist who was at the time considering challenging McConnell for his Senate seat. (She has since decided not to run.) Among the topics presented as possible campaign fodder include Judd’s struggle with depression, her religious views, and the fact that her grandmother allegedly once called her an “out-of-touch, Hollywood liberal” — among other things.
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Let’s check what is on the tape:
McConnell Aide: Hey boss, Ashley Judd might run for the Senate against you.
McConnell Staff: BWAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
McConnell: Let go get a Beer everyone!!!