Monday, August 12, 2013

"I’m Sorta Holding My Nose For Two Years"

Even minority leader turtle's campaign manager thinks he's the worst:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) campaign manager said he's begrudgingly working in his current capacity to help the presidential prospects of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), according to an explosive phone recording that surfaced Thursday.

In the recording, obtained by Economic Policy Journal, Jesse Benton — who ran Paul's successful 2010 campaign before joining McConnell's team — told conservative activist Dennis Fusaro that he has an ulterior motive in working the GOP leader's 2014 campaign.

"Between you an me, I'm sorta holding my nose for two years," Benton said in the recording, "'cause what we're doing here is gonna be a big benefit to Rand in '16."
The campaign manager's description of his apology is even more hilarious:
"He wasn't angry, he wasn't upset, but I could see the hurt in his eyes," Benton told WHAS, according to tweets by reporter and political editor Joe Arnold.

"He asked me how I could say something like that, and I just didn't have a good answer. ... I apologized from the bottom of my heart [and] I told him it's not what I believe [and] that I am here because I believe in him."
The hurt in his eyes. Too funny.

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