Democratic Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal has conceded he has "misspoken" in claiming he served in Vietnam but defended his military record and his commitment to veterans. Is that like Toyota having to pay a fine for not telling consumers about potential hazards with their braking system, while never admitting guilt?
At a news conference backed by veterans, the popular Connecticut attorney general said he meant to say he served "during Vietnam" instead of "in Vietnam." He called it a matter of "a few misplaced words" that were "totally unintentional." Blumenthal was the front-runner to succeed the retiring Sen. Chris Dodd. The New York Times reported Monday that he had distorted his military service. Blumenthal served in the Marine Reserve and did not serve overseas.
Two things jump at me about this story: 1) How is it possible to confuse serving "during Vietnam" and "in Vietnam", and active duty with Reserve duty? One takes place in the jungle over seas, and the other in a field 45-minutes from your home! And 2) Does he think that EVERYBODY is as dumb as those veterans standing with him on stage? He LIED! You can call it whatever you want; a little white lie, a tall tale, a fib, an untruth, or even to misspeak, it's all LIES, and a lie ain't the truth no matter HOW MUCH YOU TELL ME that it is! Although in recent years there has been this trend toward simply repeating a phrase over and over until sheeple begin to embrace it, repeat it, and then believe it. "It" being the lie. So lets watch as this guy becomes the Democratic Senator from NY DESPITE this blatant LIE!
And they still won't let Pete Rose into the Baseball Hall of Fame.