By now you've likely heard the infamous audio, because hey, we posted it right here at TPC: Caught on tape, Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager: “I’m sorta holdin’ my nose for two years”:
Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) campaign manager, Jesse Benton, doesn’t seem to be too thrilled with his boss or working for his boss’s campaign:
“Between you and me, I’m sorta holdin’ my nose for two years, cause what we’re doin’ here is gonna be a big benefit to Rand in 2016, so that’s the long vision.”
Way to get on his good side, Jess. Oh wait. He doesn’t have a good side.
The video above has a brief recap.
And now a very contrite and sincerely sincere Jesse Benton is bowing his head in shame and clasping his hands contritely and sincerely while expressing his adoration and heartfelt (sniffle) admiration for and undying belief in dear old Mitch. He's apologized for any pain he may have caused his boss, who apparently was hurt so deeply that it showed in his very eyes!
Roll sincerely sincere tape (the "hurt in his eyes" part is toward the beginning):
(Both videos via WHAS-11)
Jesse the Humbled explains how he and Mitch the Hurt have built so much together, and he just knows in his heartfelt heart that they will come together for the sake of "the issues" that are so very important to them both. He's oh so proud of McConnell's "vision" and "strength." And by vision and strength, he meant unpopularity and obstruction.
"He wasn't angry, he wasn't upset, but I could see the hurt in his eyes."
Please watch the entire video, it's very (inadvertently) entertaining. Here are some more quotes:
There is going to be a substantial part of 'Team Mitch' that, God willing, will go and fuse with 'Team Paul,' who already has a great team in place.
I know that Senator McConnell is very comfortable putting his hand on Rand's shoulder and telling all the 'intelligentisia' and the talking heads and the insiders who are very, very important in a presidential campaign that Rand is a real true serious player in the presidential race. He should be taken seriously and he should be given the full consideration by all of those types.
I am here because I believe in him. And, he's a great guy. He accepted that. I think a lesser man, a lesser leader wouldn't accept that. A lesser man would have pushed me out, quite frankly.
But he believes in what we're building here and he believes in me, and he's taken my apology and - that means the world.