Alison Lundergan Grimes is having a terrible week and it’s only Tuesday.
Starting with her appearance before the Louisville Courier-Journal, poor Alison has been asked repeatedly whether she voted for Barack Obama. Instead of answering yes, like everyone who has ever come into contact with Alisan Lundergan Grimes in the media or elsewhere expected, Alison – literally – twiddled her thumbs (so much it’ll make anyone watching the footage nervous) and mentioned that one of our great freedoms in this country is the privelege of the secret ballot. And Alison repeated her performance last night in Kentucky’s Senatorial debate.
Either Lundergan Grimes is a secret Republican who voted for Mitt Romney and has merely been hired asn extra in a very complicated plan to fool the citizens of Kentucky, or she’s aware that a vote for Barack Obama is a hazardous qualification in a state running narrowly Republican. Either way, the DSCC was so displeased with her reluctance, they’ve now pulled her funding.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has gone dark in Kentucky, where the party is targeting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
After a significant investment in support of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the DSCC had not reserved time for the final three weeks of the race and, as of today, is no longer on the air.
“The DSCC has now spent more than 2 million in Kentucky and continues to make targeted investments in the ground game while monitoring the race for future investments, but is currently not on the air in the state,” a DSCC official told CQ Roll Call.
And as if that weren’t enough, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, who has, of late, been stuck defending a series of comical blunders himself, made a joke at her expense during today’s White House press conference.
ABC’s Jon Karl questioned Earnest after he “boldly” admitted that he voted for his boss.
“Do you believe you’ve violated the sanctity of the ballot box by telling us who you voted for?” Karl asked.
“I’ll leave that for you guys to decide,” Earnest said.
Fox’s Ed Henry took a different approach, asking Earnest what Grimes’ silence says about President Obama.
Even Earnest could not help but join in on poking fun at Grimes
“I’ll tell you that I voted for the president,” Earnest said with a smirk.
The press corps, for once, erupted in peals of laughter with Earnest and not at him.