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Tuesday, May 18, 2010


From the AP via NJ Herald:

"Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday said he had "misspoken" in claiming more than once that he served in Vietnam, dismissing the furor that threatened to endanger a seemingly safe Democratic seat as a matter of "a few misplaced words."
At a news conference backed by veterans, the popular Connecticut attorney general and front-runner to replace the retiring Sen. Christopher Dodd, said he meant to say he served "during Vietnam" instead of "in Vietnam." He said the statements were "totally unintentional" errors that occurred only a few times out of hundreds of public appearances."

Anyone believe this? Anyone?

Some no doubt will, or at least claim to, because ideologically, they agree with Blumenthal, and the agenda is what matters; truth can take a flying leap.

So, let me parse this out for those that would take that route.

"He meant to say, 'I served DURING Vietnam'. He simply misspoke when his said 'in'...a few times."

Okay, so, he MEANT to say he served DURING Vietnam.

So, why tout this as part of your campaign and/or your resume? Serving period is of note, and laudable, and something you could tout. Fine. Mention that.

Saying you served DURING Vietnam, while actually going nowhere near it seems...odd, no?

Why point out you served during a period of one of our major wars, when you actually did not fight in it?

Most with a shred of intellectual honesty will no doubt have gotten the point from the start.

The true believers, however, would no doubt see NO oddness with this.

The fact one would have to even spell this out to prevent someone from spinning it is sad.

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