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Mitch McConnell Lost March Madness, Miserably
New York Magazine ^ | 3/26 | Joe Coscarelli

Posted on 03/26/2014 1:13:15 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Just days before local rivals Louisville and Kentucky face off in the Sweet 16, the state's senior senator, Mitch McConnell, released an ad for his reelection that called out "socialist notions" and climaxed with a quick clip of a blue-and-white basketball team celebrating its NCAA championship. It was Duke. "Obviously we were horrified by the error and quickly changed it," said UK alumnus and McConnell spokesperson Allison Moore. But the new edit failed, too.

A second version featuring star freshman Julius Randle dunking was quickly swapped in, only to be hit with a cease-and-desist from the University of Kentucky for "improper usage of a student-athlete's name, image or likeness."

Rather than try to prove a third time how much McConnell just loves Kentucky, the campaign threw up its hands and took the video down. "It was our intention to honor our great Kentucky basketball traditions," said Moore. "Our campaign apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused."

But because this is the internet, the clip, as seen above, was saved for posterity. It now has more than 50,000 views, far more than it would have had otherwise, although not from its target demographic. The campaign could try a cease-and-desist of its own, but it'd probably screw it up.


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; basketball; kentucky; mcconell; mitchmcconnell; notthisagain; ntsa; stfu

1 posted on 03/26/2014 1:13:15 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Ditch Mitch.


2 posted on 03/26/2014 1:14:40 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: nickcarraway

LOL. Talk about an opportunity for Bevin. This could bump him 10 points in the polls, easy!


3 posted on 03/26/2014 1:16:26 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: nickcarraway
Appropriate for this O-suckup - Brilliant!!!


4 posted on 03/26/2014 1:16:46 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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OIHO? Must be one of the extra seven.


5 posted on 03/26/2014 1:54:36 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: KarlInOhio

Worthy of Obama’s “genius”. OIHO.

If it had been Palin, this would still be on 24/7.

As it is, the MSM covers all of the idiocy.


6 posted on 03/26/2014 2:03:24 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: nickcarraway

I heard about this on the radio while driving home. It’s like some flunkies from the beltway saw something about Kentucky on ESPN, looked it up on Wikipedia and slapped together an ad.

This could cost him more votes than his horrible record.


7 posted on 03/26/2014 5:42:31 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: nickcarraway

I don’t get it. I saw the commercial and it was boring. Only shows about a second or two of basketball at the end and I had no idea who the teams even were. I guess there are some people out there who pay way too much attention to college basketball.


8 posted on 03/26/2014 5:54:12 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76
in KY, BB is more important than Political parties..it's a regional thing.

9 posted on 03/26/2014 7:46:41 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: F15Eagle

What is it with Frat boys and their blue shirts and khakis?


10 posted on 03/28/2014 4:50:07 AM PDT by Hyman Roth
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To: Hyman Roth

They were on a big fail when they teamed-up with O.

What is it with girls who fall for this stuff? Oh, never mind.


11 posted on 03/28/2014 5:47:19 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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