As I’ve said before, My Name Is IRL doesn’t normally make a habit out of discussing the family members of our beloved participants in the Indy Racing League, but this one particular spouse is practically BEGGING for attention. Think “hat like a lamp shade”.
Apparently the odd bird known as Ashley Judd took exception to some recent remarks in the Des Moines Register regarding her trip to Iowa, and so she decided she would write an email to columnist John Carlson. Well, Carlson was so delighted with the correspondence he went ahead and published her, umm, comprehensive email so we could see the other side of the story. That would be the side with restaurant hopping, x-ray vision and one or two run-on sentences.
I trust this small dose of additional information is enough to give your paper (and perhaps its readers) pause to reconsider the vaguely nasty tone, and to remember that there are, indeed, always two, and perhaps even more, sides to any "story," and that sometimes, what we observe is through not only our subjective experience but the distorted perceptions we unconsciously carry and project onto others. (MORE)Yup – she’s an actress.
Seriously though, you have to feel for Mr Judd. Not only does his wife NEVER actually speak the name of “my husband”, but he also has the regular announcers pronouncing first name like it rhymes with “stereo”. Poor Dario has been a solid driver in the league for several years, has won at Indy, leads convincingly in the points this year...and all we can talk about is his wacky wife. Oy.