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Ashley Judd

Religious Beliefs Mocked

By KY Senator's Staff

4/9/2013 10:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Ashley Judd's view of God is a joke ... laughable ... this according to Sen. Mitch McConnell's staff which was caught on tape mocking Judd's views on God during a February strategy session.
 
The discussion took place during a "Know Your Enemy" meeting ... in which Team McConnell discusses the ammo they'd have against Judd in case she runs for McConnell's seat. McConnell's voice can be heard during parts of the recording.

At one point, someone plays a recording of Judd describing her religious beliefs:

"I still choose the God of my understanding as the God of my childhood. I have to expand my God concept from time to time, and you know particularly I enjoy native faith practices, and have a very nature-based God concept. I'd like to think I'm like St. Francis in that way. Brother Donkey, Sister Bird."

One of McConnell's staffers can be heard laughing ... saying, "Brother Donkey, Sister Bird!"

Another staffer laughs and says, "The people at Southeast Christian [Church] would take to the streets with pitchforks."

During the session, the McConnell team also discusses Judd's mental health history.

One staffer tells Mitch -- "She's clearly ... this sounds extreme ... but she is emotionally unbalanced."

"I mean -- it's been documented,” the aide says. The campaign “can go in chapter and verse from her autobiography about, you know, she's suffered some suicidal tendencies. She was hospitalized for 42 days when she had a mental breakdown in the 90s."

Judd is also described as "anti-sort-of-traditional American family."

It's clear from the audio tape, McConnell's team doesn't feel threatened at all by Judd -- in fact, it sounds like they viewed her potential political run as a joke.

The audio was posted by lefty mag Mother Jones ... which also released the infamous “47%” video that torpedoed Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign.

But the GOP strategy plot was all for naught -- Judd recently announced she would NOT be running for office after all.

As for Team McConnell -- his campaign team isn’t happy the audio leaked out -- and is asking the feds to investigate. Said campaign manager Jesse Benton: "Watergate-style tactics to bug campaign headquarters are above and beyond.”

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106.

choke    

Holy hell, he looks and sounds like your typical GOP moron!

507 days ago
107.

LaxFlow    

Actually, the Democrats in Kentucky pushed Ashley out of the race: http://wfpl.org/post/ashley-judd-adviser-says-kentucky-democrats-helped-push-her-out

Second. This is a crime that was committed regardless of what was said. A listening device was planted and used to make the recording. The fact that you missed the most important part of the story has me thinking It's KK not Ashley Judd and it's Kris H not Mitch McConnel. Why else would you shade it this way.

507 days ago
108.

nhyink1     

Cuckoo cuckoo

507 days ago
109.

Toilethead    

Mitch McConnell is an America hating ********.

507 days ago
110.

Weezer    

Um, with "sister bird and brother donkey" she was referring to the beautiful ideas of one of the most revered thinkers in Christianity, St. Francis, whose name the most recent pope took. The Right doesn't even know Christianity. So stupid.
http://catholicismpure.wordpress.com/2010/07/13/st-francisus-and-the-donkey/

507 days ago
111.

JAS    

How about the ILLEGAL recordings?
Guess that doesn't matter right?

Where's the outrage when a Dem says something in the PRIVACY of their office? But if the recording was illegal then holy hell would break loose.
Guess that doesn't matter right?

This country has it's priorities a$$ backwards.

507 days ago
112.

JAS    

How about the ILLEGAL recordings?
Guess that doesn't matter right?
Where's the outrage when a Dem says something in the PRIVACY of their office? But if the recording was illegal then holy hell would break loose.
Guess that doesn't matter right?
This country has it's priorities a$$ backwards.

507 days ago
113.

sean    

wow I thought politics was about keeping the peace and getting people wishes made into a reality.
now its about personal attacks and your past mistakes.
bummer!

507 days ago
114.

Spicy mag    

Santa Claus laughs at them all.

506 days ago
115.

marlee5574    

It seems like they were alot more worried than they want to admit. This is one of the reasons people are turning away from the right. They are their own worst enemy.

506 days ago
116.

mystic    

stick to acting honey your not smart enough for anything else you cant even hold a marriage together

506 days ago
117.

Woot    

Wow... I'd MUCH rather have Ashley's honest views on her God than Mac's typical regurgitated Santa Claus version.

You GO, Ash. Anything you do, I support!

506 days ago
118.

Ih8Taxes    

Don't worry, you'll be getting the real shariah law once the muslims get their way.

506 days ago
119.

Mee    

SISTER BIRD is Ashley for having a "BIRD BRAIN"
and BROTHER DONKEY and ALL THE OTHER ANIMALS
are part of KY Senator's Staff for taking this HER SERIOUSLY!

506 days ago
120.

chrsplmr    

No mention of the actual criminal acts ??? Nixon should of been so lucky.

506 days ago
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