Is there a bigger set of brass cojones in American punditry right now than those belonging to Karl Rove? While his Fox News colleague Geraldo Rivera is using his network platform to publicly drum up support for a possible senate campaign (side note: shudder) Rove is busily finding new ways to burn through large sums of money – this time by going after Ashley Judd.
Persistent rumors have surfaced recently that Judd, a woman whose career highlights include humanitarian work in the Congo, campaigning for Barack Obama and making a movie with Dwayne Johnson, is mulling a run against Kentucky Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2014. She reportedly met recently with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and has begun privately researching campaign strategy. Last month, she told reporters the people of Kentucky “need a fighter.”