Kentucky Democrats Fret: Is the Public Ready for the Nation's First Puffy-Face Senator?

Testing the limits of tolerance.

Actress Ashley Judd’s movement toward a Senate run against Minority Leader Mitch McConnell makes Democrats in Washington, D.C., happy.

But back in Kentucky, for many Bluegrass State Democrats, a potential Judd run brings a different feeling: heartburn.

“If she runs, I think that it would be a catastrophe for a lot of downballot races in Kentucky,” said Jimmy Cauley, a longtime Kentucky Democratic strategist who doesn’t believe Judd can win a general election. Among Democratic state legislators, he said, “there is significant worry about Ashley being on the ballot. And what the hell is going on with her face?"

I added that last bit, but I think the subtext of his words was pretty clear.

Posted by: Ace at 04:14 PM



Comments

1 War on Puffy women?

Posted by: Jollyroger at February 14, 2013 04:15 PM (t06LC)

2 Fist

Posted by: ghostofhallelujah at February 14, 2013 04:15 PM (XvrTA)

3 Let her run.

Posted by: Vic at February 14, 2013 04:16 PM (53z96)

4
Ace is doing a post about me!
Ace is doing a post about me!
Ace is doing a post about......oh, wait a minute.

Posted by: Sean Combs at February 14, 2013 04:16 PM (TIIx5)

5 she's a idiot, she'll probably get elected

Posted by: ghostofhallelujah at February 14, 2013 04:16 PM (XvrTA)

6 So, how long until someone digs out some of the candid pics she took with us?

Posted by: Kentucky Wildcats 1996-1997 Championship Team at February 14, 2013 04:16 PM (e0xKF)

7 Does Meatball have a post in draft that you are trying to preemptively stomp?

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 14, 2013 04:17 PM (KjlbF)

8

No way she'll win!

Posted by: Senator Al Franken

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 14, 2013 04:17 PM (kdS6q)

9 I understand the Democrats reluctance, how is she exactly supposed to take advantage of under-aged Dominican hookers?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 14, 2013 04:17 PM (p/cQy)

10 Puffy Potential Potentate.

Posted by: toby928© presents another finely crafted comment at February 14, 2013 04:17 PM (QupBk)

11 It seems to me that certain Democrats in Kentucky are in a probing action for the War on Women. If they successfully stop the puffy faced one, then there's a nice field promotion and medal in it for them.

Posted by: joeindc44 is now more concerned about Dark Ages 2.0 than Great Depression 2.0 at February 14, 2013 04:17 PM (QxSug)

12 >>And what the hell is going on with her face?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62UzLgdb1GQ

Oh my god!!!

Posted by: Lou at February 14, 2013 04:17 PM (xp1pq)

13
wowzers, and I thought only Republicans said stuff like that about other Republicans!



Posted by: soothsayer at February 14, 2013 04:18 PM (052zE)

14

Best time EVA for celebrities to be elected to anything. Anything.

And, they'll win awards.

Even if they fall asleep like Franken. I bet he's wishing he never did that... Work is hard.

Posted by: beach at February 14, 2013 04:18 PM (LpQbZ)

15 She's been hookin down too many of Ellstin Limehouse's ribs.

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 14, 2013 04:18 PM (QLJPW)

16 Yea, because current B-list actors make great politicians.

Posted by: Infidel at February 14, 2013 04:18 PM (O/fK8)

17 5...4...3...2...1...New post up!

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 14, 2013 04:19 PM (w+Dvf)

18 She'd be America's first Cabbage Patch Blow-Up Doll Senator! Historic! Diversity!

Posted by: Stu-22 at February 14, 2013 04:19 PM (k4bdL)

19 I'm sure Chris Christie will chime in at the last moment to support ol' puffy face

Posted by: joeindc44 is now more concerned about Dark Ages 2.0 than Great Depression 2.0 at February 14, 2013 04:19 PM (QxSug)

20 Okay, feel better that the Lautenberg post has been stomped on now.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 14, 2013 04:19 PM (bxiXv)

21 Insty put out today that he has a document to drop on her if she does run. Now I want her to run just to see what it is.

Posted by: alexthechick - Chaotic Evil Hobbit. at February 14, 2013 04:20 PM (VtjlW)

22 Everybody does know this is a head-fake, Br'er Rabbit ploy, right?

Just checkin'. Seems like the GOP has gone full retard and will fall for anything lately.

Posted by: Bigby's Vulcan Salute at February 14, 2013 04:20 PM (3ZtZW)

23
If ever Puffy Judd had a chance it would be in 2014.

Turnout for Republicans, I strongly believe, will be at an all-time low.

Posted by: soothsayer at February 14, 2013 04:20 PM (vzLhi)

24 The should get Sarah Jessica Parker to run in the BlueGrass state. I hear she would go off as a 5-1 to win and 3-2 to either place or show.

Posted by: polynikes at February 14, 2013 04:20 PM (m2CN7)

25 She should reject her patriarchal slave name.

Embrace your Anglo-Saxon heritage, Ethelred Judd!

Posted by: bonhomme at February 14, 2013 04:20 PM (3pWxn)

26 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 14, 2013 04:21 PM (8y9MW)

27
Ah -- she was in the "Darmok" TNG episode.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 14, 2013 04:21 PM (kdS6q)

28 Are there any photos of her drinking water? You know, skeletons in her closet.

Posted by: t-bird at February 14, 2013 04:21 PM (FcR7P)

29 If she wants to be a politician, start off runing for a House seat. Or a state election. Oh no, she's a celeb...straight to the Senate, our house of perpetually reelected quasi-nobility, for this special snowflake.

Posted by: brak at February 14, 2013 04:21 PM (iEoiA)

30 I hope she wins. Then we get 6 yrs of puffy face jokes and get to watch her face get puffier as she ages.

Posted by: L, elle at February 14, 2013 04:21 PM (0PiQ4)

31 there is significant worry about Ashley being on the ballot

...says the Party of Franken.

Posted by: t-bird at February 14, 2013 04:21 PM (FcR7P)

32


Puffy-face?

No.

Posted by: imp at February 14, 2013 04:21 PM (UaxA0)

33
I think it would be a mistake to underestimate her. She plays roles for a living. Her managers would give her a script and stage directions on how to act like a candidate. She can probably fake sincerity very well.
Ask Senator Norm Coleman how easy it was to crush Al Franken.

Posted by: Simon Oliver Lockwood at February 14, 2013 04:22 PM (PaV2r)

34 If she runs, she wins the nomination.

Make no mistake about that.

Posted by: RoyalOil at February 14, 2013 04:22 PM (VjL9S)

35 Dead thread!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 14, 2013 04:22 PM (acamJ)

36 Given how useless the GOP is, why not vote for an attractive woman over a useless man?

Posted by: SFGoth at February 14, 2013 04:22 PM (E7Dhv)

37 Ace? I was kidding about the 14 posts.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 14, 2013 04:22 PM (8y9MW)

38 Ask Senator Norm Coleman how easy it was to crush Al Franken.
Posted by: Simon Oliver Lockwood at February 14, 2013 04:22 PM (PaV2r)

He only lost by the width of a trunk.

Posted by: polynikes at February 14, 2013 04:23 PM (m2CN7)

39 Ace, she has told you a million times she took steroids for a sinus infection! Or something!

I think she is having hormone issues. Or Haagen-Dazs issues.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky at February 14, 2013 04:23 PM (baL2B)

40 Given how useless the GOP is, why not vote for an attractive woman over a useless man?

Are you talking about candidate Stay-Puft?

Posted by: bonhomme at February 14, 2013 04:23 PM (JbocP)

41 Raylan will wind up bedding her...

*shudder*

Posted by: sven10077 at February 14, 2013 04:23 PM (LRFds)

42 Looks like I picked a good week to debut my new name.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 14, 2013 04:24 PM (Zd/NW)

43 Given how useless the GOP is, why not vote for an attractive woman over a useless man?

"Attractive Woman" isn't going to be on the ballot...Harpy Puff is.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at February 14, 2013 04:24 PM (/kI1Q)

44 Just think about all the other parts of her that are puff.

Mmmmm...

Puffy feet, puffy elbows, puffy knees, puffy hammies.

Posted by: bonhomme at February 14, 2013 04:25 PM (3pWxn)

45 Senate cloture vote underway.

Posted by: Soona at February 14, 2013 04:25 PM (Ug9zL)

46 41
Raylan will wind up bedding her...



*shudder*

Posted by: sven10077 at February 14, 2013 04:23 PM (LRFds)

At the rate he's dropping, Raylan will wind up banging Wynnona Judd.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 14, 2013 04:25 PM (Zd/NW)

47 Ashley Judd Nude pics : http://tinyurl.com/9wud7ez

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 14, 2013 04:25 PM (w+Dvf)

48 Meh...Maybe old Franky Lautenburg could give her some graft and cosmetic tips.

Posted by: dananjcon at February 14, 2013 04:25 PM (jvd3N)

49 Only thing flying faster than posts today is squid.

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 14, 2013 04:26 PM (KjlbF)

50

Her movie titles certainly match a list of liberal credentials:

Tooth Fairy
High Crimes
Helen
Twisted
Where the Heart Is
The Locusts
Smoke
Olympus Has Fallen

Posted by: beach at February 14, 2013 04:26 PM (LpQbZ)

51 #6 FTW!!!

Many, many, many stories about that in UK circles.

Posted by: rockmom at February 14, 2013 04:26 PM (aBlZ1)

52
I thought Ted Kennedy was the first puffy face senator, no?

Posted by: waldo at February 14, 2013 04:26 PM (ZzS+r)

53 48 Meh...Maybe old Franky Lautenburg could give her some graft and cosmetic tips.

---

I'm guessing that Lautenberg's makeup is done by a mortician.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at February 14, 2013 04:26 PM (e0xKF)

54 Hmmm...Puffy Pooter.

Posted by: dananjcon at February 14, 2013 04:27 PM (jvd3N)

55 46 AJPS,


At the rate he's falling Raylan will wind up bedding Judd Nelson....

Posted by: sven10077 at February 14, 2013 04:27 PM (LRFds)

56 Be logical here, Ace. No doubt there are other puffy faced Senators who mindlessly toe the Democrat line. She wouldn't be the first. Ted Kennedy didn't have a non puffy face.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 14, 2013 04:27 PM (PxYrx)

57 She has been known to knock down entire shelves of "Puffs" tissues and run screaming from local grocery stores in Kentucky or Tennessee or wherever she claims she is from this week.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky at February 14, 2013 04:27 PM (baL2B)

58
Just for fun, the Kentucky GOP should recruit Dario Franchitti to run for the seat.......especially since they announced last month that they're divorcing.



Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 14, 2013 04:28 PM (TIIx5)

59 Posted by: Dr Spank at February 14, 2013 04:25 PM (w+Dvf)

Well, it wasn't a joke.

Thought they were Drew Barrymore for a minute, there...

Posted by: beach at February 14, 2013 04:28 PM (LpQbZ)

60
I'd hit it like Ol Ted Williams on a hanging curve ball.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 14, 2013 04:28 PM (p/cQy)

61 Ace, did you forget to take your Ritalin today, or are you just feeling quiet?

Posted by: L, elle at February 14, 2013 04:28 PM (0PiQ4)

62 Has the Hagel vote started?

Posted by: SH at February 14, 2013 04:28 PM (gmeXX)

63 >>>Puffy feet, puffy elbows, puffy knees, puffy hammies.

FUPA? >>> PUPA!!!111!!

Posted by: Bigby's Vulcan Salute at February 14, 2013 04:28 PM (3ZtZW)

64 Insty put out today that he has a document to drop on her if she does run. Now I want her to run just to see what it is.
--

Me too. Plus she's so strident that she'll turn people off.

Posted by: Mayday at February 14, 2013 04:28 PM (F3s39)

65 Yay! I'm going to win! I know I'll be good at Senatoring because all my personal assistants agree I'm the bestest smartest funniest most talented woman ever!

Except the ones I fired for making direct eye contact with my puffy face. They don't count.

Posted by: Ashley Judd at February 14, 2013 04:28 PM (SY2Kh)

66 >>>Ashley Judd Nude pics : http://tinyurl.com/9wud7ez

wow-- they showed "Full Face," engorged and everything.

Posted by: ace at February 14, 2013 04:29 PM (LCRYB)

67 Given how useless the GOP is, why not vote for an attractive woman over a useless man?
Posted by: SFGoth at February 14, 2013 04:22 PM (E7Dhv)


There's an attractive woman running?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Assault Hobbit at February 14, 2013 04:30 PM (4df7R)

68 I can't remember if she's patriarchy Judd or puffy Judd so I'm just gonna call her P. Juddy.

Posted by: Jon in TX at February 14, 2013 04:30 PM (FFS4k)

69 I'd hit it like Ol Ted Williams on a hanging curve ball.


Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 14, 2013 04:28 PM (p/cQy)
...harder then Lady GaGa hitting the floor.


Posted by: dananjcon at February 14, 2013 04:30 PM (jvd3N)

70
At the rate he's dropping, Raylan will wind up banging Wynnona Judd.


Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 14, 2013 04:25 PM (Zd/NW)


Don't be talkin' bad about my Raylan. He gets any woman he sets his mind to.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky at February 14, 2013 04:30 PM (baL2B)

71 I once fired my personal assistant for talking to me before 10am.


Family emergency . . . pfft.

Posted by: Ashley Judd at February 14, 2013 04:31 PM (3pWxn)

72
I'm blown away by how these people make the US Senate their first job in politics.

Our celebrity-communist future will likely feature an upper chamber including Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Michael Moore, Matt (!) Damon, etc. etc.

Posted by: Wodeshed at February 14, 2013 04:31 PM (a9L+B)

73 Is it a foregone conclusion she'll be running against turtle face? Does it have to be puffy face vs turtle face.

Is there not a conservative with a sackfull in that state to primary turtle face?!!

Posted by: teej at February 14, 2013 04:31 PM (GnJ7A)

74 -

Puff the Magic Campaign
in Ken-tuck-ee
Ashley and her Puffy Face
are going to Dee Cee

~

it practically writes itself.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at February 14, 2013 04:31 PM (J8DGo)

75 What's all the hub-bub about? If Al Franken can be a United States Senator, then the only criteria needed is to be a large multi-cellular organism. And Ashley Judd is that.

Posted by: LGoPs at February 14, 2013 04:31 PM (4x8W0)

76 I keep envisioning scenes at her Kentucky offices like the one in Dune with Baron Harkonen and the doctor draining the pus out of his face....

Posted by: Bigby's Vulcan Salute at February 14, 2013 04:32 PM (3ZtZW)

77 Those girls need to be more careful about not mixing up their washcloths. Ashley's face seems to be catching something from Winona's ass.

Posted by: irright at February 14, 2013 04:33 PM (pMGkg)

78 76
I keep envisioning scenes at her Kentucky offices like the one in Dune
with Baron Harkonen and the doctor draining the pus out of his face....

Posted by: Bigby's Vulcan Salute at February 14, 2013 04:32 PM (3ZtZW)

**Diseases loveingly cared for, for all eternity.


Posted by: dananjcon at February 14, 2013 04:35 PM (jvd3N)

79 >>>Our celebrity-communist future will likely feature an upper chamber including Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Michael Moore, Matt (!) Damon, etc. etc

It is interesting, ain't it? I mean, galling.

I think State legistures are for cronies and wingdings, the House for malcontent and toadies, the Senate for celebs and rich guys.

Posted by: Bigby's Vulcan Salute at February 14, 2013 04:36 PM (3ZtZW)

80 There was some blog years ago about Ashley Judd acting crazy on a trip to Africa and that is pretty much my impression of her now. I can't believe she's running for office.

Posted by: Lea at February 14, 2013 04:39 PM (lIU4e)

81 80 -- I read the article on her being crazy and Africa and what she was was entitled, spoiled, without an ounce of common sense, actual compassion or even the brains God gave a goat. Typical bubble lib.

Posted by: Biblio at February 14, 2013 04:47 PM (7o8VY)

82 Maybe she could continue doing full frontal scenes after getting elected into the Senate

Posted by: TRich at February 14, 2013 05:09 PM (7wCmd)

83 While the rest of them dudes were making their bread

Buddy, beg your pardon, I was losing mine!

Posted by: Dario Franchitti at February 14, 2013 05:12 PM (bGlsD)

84
Don't be talkin' bad about my Raylan. He gets any woman he sets his mind to.


Posted by: ChristyBlinky at February 14, 2013 04:30 PM (baL2B)

The sexual chemistry between he and Boyd is what drives the show.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at February 14, 2013 05:27 PM (Zd/NW)






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