Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Is Richard Blumenthal Soon To Be A Former Candidate For U.S. Senate From Connecticut

by Dick Mac

Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, of Connecticut, wants to replace Christopher Dodd in the U.S. Senate. Blumenthal is a Democrat, and Dodd is a Democrat.

With a long history in government and no serious blemishes against him, Blumenthal seemed like a sure bet for the Democratic nomination.

At a ceremony honoring veterans and senior citizens who sent presents to soldiers overseas, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut rose and spoke of an earlier time in his life.

"We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam," Mr. Blumenthal said to the group gathered in Norwalk in March 2008. "And you exemplify it. Whatever we think about the war, whatever we call it — Afghanistan or Iraq — we owe our military men and women unconditional support." Candidate’s Words on Vietnam Service Differ From History

The veteran-card is beginning to wear thin for me, especially when militarism is generally the purview of Republican fat-cat chicken-hawks who never served a moment in military service to the nation they purport to love.

Blumenthal, it seems, is no different.

He never served in Vietnam.

Usually we wait for the Republicans to smear a Democratic veteran's military service, and it severely impacts the results of a political contest.

Blumenthal did the work for them this time.

Good luck, Mr. Blumenthal, in whatever career awaits you.

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