McConnell’s ‘Coal Country,’ Where the Earth Eats Corvettes

Photograph by National Corvette Museum via AP Photo

In this image provided by the National Corvette Museum shows several cars that collapsed into a sinkhole on Feb. 12, 2014, in Bowling Green, Ky.

First Mitch McConnell drew a Tea Party opponent. And Matt Bevin is packing a campaign-backing PAC in his bid for the party’s nomination.

Then the actress, Ashley Judd, thought she might move in on the Senate minority leader’s home turf. She cited family reasons in taking a pass — never mind that she doesn’t live in Kentucky.

Then McConnell drew a real Democratic opponent, Allison Lundergan Grimes, the Kentucky secretary of state who enjoys shooting ranges. (”If the doctors told Sen. McConnell that he had a kidney stone, he’d refuse to pass it,” she said of the party leader.)

Then Jim DeMint’s friends started pumping money into Kentucky to push McConnell out, as the Senate Conservatives Fund accuses the fifth-term, senior senator of voting like a Democrat.

Now a sink hole is swallowing Corvettes in Bowling Green.

“A 40-foot sink hole at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green swallowed eight of the sports cars on display inside the the facility’s iconic Sky Dome,” the Courier-Journal reports. “Six of the damaged cars were owned by the museum and two — a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder and a 2009 ZR1 Blue Devil — were on loan from General Motors.”

McConnell, for his part, appears no more worried about the earth caving in than he is about the fight from the left and the right. The way he sees it, he’s still the king of “Coal Country.”

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