Anything goes
by The Anniston Star Editorial Board
Apr 09, 2013 | 1981 views |  0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The FBI is investigating allegations that McConnell's re-election campaign office was bugged with an electronic listening device. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/The Associated Press
The FBI is investigating allegations that McConnell's re-election campaign office was bugged with an electronic listening device. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/The Associated Press
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At its worst, politics can be a nasty sport. It’s no surprise when candidates unveil their opponents’ skeletons and make this public process very personal.

Case in point: Republican Mitch McConnell, the U.S. Senate minority leader from Kentucky.

McConnell is up for re-election in 2014, and until recently it seemed actress Ashley Judd, a Democrat, would run for the seat. (Judd has since decided not to enter the race.)

On Tuesday, Mother Jones magazine released a recording of a meeting between McConnell and his campaign aides in which they discussed potential Democratic challengers. Judd was a main topic of conversation.

On the recording, aides brought up Judd’s well publicized history with depression — which she often speaks about to advocacy groups. She’s seen as a strong voice for the rights of those who suffer from the disease.

The McConnell camp considered using Judd’s health against her if she was on the ballot.

Little, if anything, is off-limits in politics. But that doesn’t make it right.
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