During an interview with Larry King, actress Ashley Judd was so enthusiastic about the prospects of Hillary Clinton winning the presidency that she actually compared her to a couple of the Founding Fathers.
“I think she might be the most overqualified candidate we’ve had since, you know, Thomas Jefferson or George Washington,” Judd said.
The build up to this outlandish comparison began when Judd expressed her love for Hillary and her excitement in getting to rub shoulders with very important people attending the annual Clinton Global Initiative.
Judd, barely able to contain her giddiness, explained:
It’s heady space, man. That is so fun. I mean, in the hallways, the joy I feel just – you know, running into the great Ruchira Gupta, who’s India’s leading abolitionist; or running into Mikel Vestergaard, who invented the long-lasting, insecticide-impregnated mosquito net. I mean, they’re just, like, falling over the – it’s brilliant. And so, seeing her talk about early childhood vulnerability and brain development – man, that woman is stout! She is stout.
An always-perceptive King picked up on Judd’s enthusiasm and concluded that she would obviously endorse a Hillary candidacy.
“Of course, I would!” Judd exclaimed. “I will be all-in when the time comes.”
“But,” she said, “it’s not time yet, and there’s a basketball title to be won, and other things to be done before we go cuckoo with another presidential election.”
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