05/26/2013 03:36 pm ET

Ashley Judd Out, A Former Miss America May Challenge Mitch McConnell

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The Kentucky Derby may be the most spectacular event in all of sports, but it’s also where you’re bound to stumble into the grasp of a glassy-eyed local — attired in seersucker and reeking of mint and bourbon, welcoming you to “the Bluegrass State, where the horses are beautiful and the women are fast.” Sadly, our political horse races too, too often still have that early-season Mad Men feel as ambitious women not only need to fend off crude propositions by men in power, but also the default presumption in some circles that their career success is concomitant with how many times they’ve said “yes.”

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