LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager resigned Friday amid fallout from a scandal in Iowa involving a presidential campaign he worked for in 2012. Jesse Benton said he didn’t want to become a distraction as McConnell tries to win a tough re-election campaign in Kentucky.
“This decision breaks my heart, but I know it is the right thing for Mitch, for Kentucky and for the country,” Benton said in a statement.
For those of you keeping score at home, Benton’s resignation comes 2 months before the election, which I suppose is bad for amply bechinned Mitch.
The thread is sort of hard to follow on this because it involved our old pal One-L’s quixotic and doomed 2012 Goat Rodeo run. It seems that someone bribed state Sen. Kent Sorenson to quit as her campaign manager and join Crazy Uncle Liberty’s grift, er, campaign. What is funny about it is that no one knows if One-L bribed him to leave or if CUL bribed him to switch. Anyway, Mr. Benton worked for CUL and very possibly was the person with the envelope.
Grand Exalted Turtle Lodge Chief McConnell hired Mr. Benton from the Paul family allegedly as a way to make nice with the more popular Kentucky Senator Aqua Buddha. You may recall that Mr. Benton, a notorious Teabagger, famously described it as holding his nose until 2016 when he can help Rand Paul run in the 2016 Goat Rodeo.
So in essence, there you have it: some dumbass hayshaker in Iowa played out the drowning man swimming to the sinking ship scenario, brought down Bachmann and has now torpedoed the re-election campaign of our amply bechinned turtle overlord. Does this implicate McConnell? No. But it does show a complete lack of judgement and an end justifies the means mentality.