Ashley Judd for Senate: An Endorsement
Tennessean and part-time Scot Ashley Judd has made her intent to challenge Senator McConnell in 2014 all but official. Despite the fact that she has not yet announced, The Right Sphere is proud to preeminently announce our endorsement of her Senate bid. The movie star and political activist has shown herself to be a brilliant indicator of the opinion of Kentuckians in the past and will make a great representative for the conservative state in the future. Let’s take a look at some of the genius things she has said and done over the past few years that has us so excited for her run.
In 2006, Ashley Judd said that it is wrong to “breed” and start families while some children starve:
Hollywood superstar Ashley Judd has told her Scots race ace husband Dario Franchitti she will not have a baby – as long as starving children are dying in Africa.
The Bone Collector star (sic) says she thinks it is wrong to “breed” while children are already suffering through poverty.
She said: “It’s unconscionable to breed, with the number of children who are starving to death in impoverished countries.
“I know it’s a strong opinion a lot of people won’t agree with and that’s not to say some day I might not feel a different impulse.”
Judd’s opinion here is clearly in line with the anti-family environment in Kentucky and we can’t wait for Senator Judd to take this position to Washington and start legislation that would make this moral position the law of the land! Why should people have children when they can jet to and from Scotland every year and travel between their Tennessee home and Los Angeles career? Children are too much of a burden on the world when we could all be doing that instead.
Kentuckians are also very supportive of Judd’s opinion that mining for coal is comparable to rape:
In a 2010 speech to the National Press Club in Washington, Judd called mountain top removal — the controversial but principal type of surface mining in Appalachia that involves the removal of mountaintops to extract coal — “the state-sanctioned, federal government-supported, coal industry-operated rape of Appalachia.”
I mean, only 19,000 Kentucky livelihoods and families (those dirty things) depend on coal, as well as the thousands more that work in related industries such as electrical power, transportation, railroads and river-shipping. That’s chump change in the grand scheme of things. There are flights to Scotland to be had and movies to be made! Surely the thousands of Kentuckians who lost their paychecks will still find the money to go to the movies and see her latest film.
But perhaps Ashley Judd’s greatest achievement is why we at the Right Sphere are so eager to offer our endorsement. Judd recently scored her bachelor’s degree – 17 years in the making!
Ashley Judd has cleared up the confusion about her recent French bachelors degree from the University of Kentucky – she passed with flying colors 17 years ago. The actress admits her own low self esteem made her feel sure she had failed and so she quit the course before graduating in 1990.
The actress explains, “I completed four minors and an honors curriculum and in fact, I finished my degree in 1990 but I didn’t believe that I had. I thought I had done it wrong and so all these years I let my low self-esteem lie to me. All I had to do was sign a piece of paper… The dean of my college phoned me and said, ‘When are you going to sign that piece of paper, so I may send you your diploma?’”
It only took Judd 17 years to complete her bachelor’s degree! This Kentuckian is clearly among the best and brightest the state has to offer. It would be a great disservice to rob the great Commonwealth of Kentucky her representation in Washington when Senator McConnell has only a law degree from the University of Kentucky. That takes almost no effort at all.
Ashley Judd is very obviously Kentucky’s hands-down best bet in the Senate race of 2014. And who knows, maybe this movie star Senator will make it to her swearing-in on time, and not 17 years late.