The ad uses clips of Judd saying, among other things, that she is “aggressively and delightfully radical” and would “follow” Obama anywhere. Those kinds of quotes aren’t likely to engender her to Kentucky voters, who overwhelming voted Republican in the last presidential election. [USA Today]


KARL ROVE is scared of Ashley Judd. Judd is considering running for the U.S. Senate, which has put her on Rove’s radar.

Rove’s online ad is entitled “Vote for Me, You Hillbillies,” which deserves the focus as much as Judd, who is Rove’s target, because it reveals how Rove feels about the people he’s trying to reach.

It’s a shot across Judd’s bow, warning her of what’s to come if she dares to jump into the race.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is quaking in his slippers, because Judd’s no shrinking nobody, with McConnell not a very popular Kentuckian.

Judd is currently a Tennessee resident, which is where Rove’s American Crossroads online campaign is kicking off the attacks.

The online ad is pretty devastating, using quotes from Judd that are likely not to do her much good.

Judd said recently Kentucky voters “need a fighter.” The mocking ad from Rove proves that if Ashley Judd decides to jump in and take on Mitch McConnell she’ll have to prove that’s exactly what she is.