Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Politico: "Whats the connection between Mitch McConnell and Alben W. Barkley II?"

The national media is starting to pick up on the story that the Louisville liberal Mitch McConnell is airing a TV ad featuring a convicted sexual harasser. The Politico reports:


GOP heavyweight Senator Mitch McConnell, reports Huffington Post, has some ads that "feature a convicted sexual harasser."

"Back in 1981, the Barkley grandson was convicted of sexually harassing a young secretary. According to an April 7 UPI article from that year:

"Alben W. Barkley II, [then] 36, asked his secretary, Ann Hester, to be his lover, asked to look down her dress on several occasions, once hugged her, and commented she looked 'sexy.''"

"At the time Barkley was serving as the state's Agriculture Commissioner. Because he was an elected official, the
Kentucky Personnel Board personnel board said it did not have the authority to punish him. The secretary said the incidents "forced her to seek a transfer to another state department."