Connecticut’s AG has an embarrassing John Kerry problem – an exaggerated war record. And of all things, the Grey Lady herself – the NY Times – is running the story. Wow, I guess circulation and advertising are down – they’re resorting to desperate measures – real investigative journalism – on a Democrat.
Connecticut’s Attorney General since 1991 – Dick Blumenthal has high hopes of taking the seat being vacated by that lying crook Chris “Countrywide” Dodd. I guess it’s a fit, since Dick has now been caught in a big lie himself.
Seems he’s been claiming for years to have been a Marine in Vietnam. Good stuff! Fits the image of a crusading attorney general. Always a fighter!!
Alas, tain’t so. It seems the real truth is that Young Richard worked safely in the White House back then, and kept getting educational deferments to go to Harvard and Yale until the war was nearly over and we were pulling out. THEN he joined a Marine Reserve outfit. He served in the Washington DC area – doing Toys for Tots.
It’s an all-too-common phenomenon – men falsifying their service time, or exaggerating their valor. That’s why Congress passed the Stolen Valor Act. Right now it’s unclear if Blumenthal’s lies fall under it, for he may not have worn any uniforms or medals nor used his lies to advance his career. Or did he? But there is a common thread with liars. The lie – once told, – must keep being told and retold. It never goes away. Now Richard may have to fade away, and hope he doesn’t have to “go away”.
And he would have soo fit right in with Kerry!
/s/ Iron Mike
Old Soldier, – Still Good for Parts!