Re: Video shows Blumenthal correctly stating military service.
- From: JP <jp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 23 May 2010 13:43:25 -0500
On Wed, 19 May 2010 15:17:47 -0500, Ouroboros Rex <its@xxxxxxxxxx>
Beginning of same speech, video at link.
Beats the hell out of your draft dodger Bush, doesn't it? lol
On 5/19/2010 8:15 AM, Amused wrote:
Fred Thompson on Neil Cavuto yesterday:
"Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said he "misspoke about
his service" when he said he served in Vietnam, even though he didn't.Ya
know it's a shame. It's little stuff like this that gives lying
conniving politicians a bad name."
Posted on NRO's The Corner....
Honestly, to me the Obama Administration is like the freshman Poli Sci
majors at some University that's suddenly been handed the keys to power,
and they're slowly discovering that there were actually several more
years of classes on political science, history, economics, psychology
that they never had a chance to attend.
It's like the kids that organized the pep rally are now expected to play
Blumenthal is a liar.
"I wore the uniform in Vietnam and many came back to all kinds of
disrespect. Whatever we think of war, we owe the men and women of the
armed forces our unconditional support."
The occasion was the Stamford Veterans Day parade Nov. 9, 2008.
The speaker was Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, as
quoted by The Advocate.
A trove of potential bulletin board material was unearthed Tuesday by
Hearst Connecticut Newspapers from its archives quoting the once
seemingly unflappable U.S. Senate candidate on his military record,
one that he has been accused of embellishing.
During a May 18, 2009, military board tribute to veterans in Shelton,
Blumenthal was quoted by the Connecticut Post as saying, "When we
returned from Vietnam, I remember the taunts, the verbal and even
physical abuse we encountered."
A year later at a Stratford Memorial Day event covered by the Post,
Blumenthal dropped the "we" reference but didn't go out of his way to
say that he never went to Vietnam.
"I am called general all the time in my role, but the highest rank I
will ever have in life is as a sergeant in the United States Marines,"
said Blumenthal, who went on to comment how tough it was for veterans
of the unpopular conflict to return to "taunts and jeers."
Blumenthal's critics claim that the Democrat's veiled references to
serving in Vietnam, which the candidate himself qualified as rare and
unintentional misstatements but now number at least five, establish a
pattern of duplicity that calls his credibility into question.
"At one point I wanted to go up to him a couple of years ago and say,
`Hey Dick, you're giving the impression you were on the battlefield,'
" said former U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Conn. "I thought that
might come back to bite him."
Characterizing him as a friend of "high integrity," Shays said
Blumenthal made it clear earlier in his career that he served in the
Marine Corps Reserve during the Vietnam era but not in the war itself.
"He evolved from being pretty clear about his service to being
somewhat nebulous about it and really giving a false impression about
his service," Shays said.
More at link.
BTW, he won the nomination for the Dem party for Senator.
So.. How's that Obama thing working out for you?
- Now THAT'S funny....
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