So I am listening to Morning Joe and some in the MSM are busy defending Connecticut AG Richard Blumenthal who is their clear choice to succeed Senator Chris Dodd in the Nutmeg State....The rationalizing is that Mr. Blumenthal went to funerals for soldiers and bloviated about veterans issues.
Yet the NY Times reported this week, Mr. Blumenthal also on many occasions claimed to have served in Viet Nam and even lamented how when "we" returned from 'Nam he was spit on. It was rhetoric that fit the moment...Statements that created a narrative and no one disputed it. Why would they ? Mr. Blumenthal was one of those "tough as nails" attornies general who is always suing somebody and putting out press releases.
He didn't "misspeak," He lied. He was never in Viet Nam.
Makes you wonder what else isn't true.
Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut AG and senate hopeful, says he misspoke on Vietnam vet claims