For John, BLUF: Democrats targeting Senate Minority Leader. Nothing to see here; just move along.
There is an interesting piece in today's edition of The International Herald Tribune, looking at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's situation with regard to the 2014 Senate race in Kentucky. The reporter, Ashley Parker, takes the position that Senator McConnell is weak on women's issues and will thus have trouble during his reelection bid next year. His opponent will be Alison Lundergan Grimes, described as "a 34-year-old Democratic political newcomer", although she is Kentucky's Secretary of State.♠
Maybe Senator McConnell has never met a strong woman to give him guidance. One can't imagine his wife, Ms Elaine Chao, being seen as a liberated woman, what with her being born in Taipei and coming to the United States by third grade and then graduating from Mount Holyoke College and Harvard B-School.♥
Regards — Cliff
♠ One wonders if we would tag a Massachusetts Secretary of State as a "political newcomer"? It reminds me of Democratic Party affiliates telling me that Texas has a "weak" Governor. At least they did when it was George W Bush.
♥ In 30 years she will be as well remembered as Georgia Neese Clark.