Blumenthal to the New London Day: Get my (Lack of) Middle Initial Right

When it was pointed out to Connecticut AG Richard (this space deliberately left blank) Blumenthal that newspaper articles had picked up and repeated his lies, thereby unwittingly contributing to his stolen valor, Mr. Blumenthal indignantly replied that he could not keep track of all news reports about himself.
Not so fast. An editorial in Wednesday’s New London Day dryly reports

And why did Mr. Blumenthal not act quickly to correct inaccurate reports in state newspapers that described him as a Vietnam veteran? The candidate explains he can’t track all news reports about him. Yet this newspaper knows from experience that Mr. Blumenthal is quick to correct unflattering statements published about him or to refute opinions with which he disagrees. One reporter got a call from the attorney general for inserting a middle initial in his name. He has none.

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joe bernstein
joe bernstein
11 years ago

This piece of sh*t needs to just go away.You don’t lie about serving in a war.A bribe-taker is honorable by comparison

rhody
rhody
11 years ago

Blumenthal wins.
After reading about the garbage Simmons’ peeps directed toward the McMahon camp (including trying to play the morality card) at the convention Friday, begs the question whether the GOP will be united enough to take down Bloomie. One by one, the GOP seems bent on blowing opportunities to take over Congress.

joe bernstein
joe bernstein
11 years ago

Too bad if Blumenthal pulls it off.That will mean TWO draft avoiding weasels representing Connecticut.That mam’s boy Lieberman sure doesn’t mind promoting an aggressive military stance as long as he and his don’t have to go.
I think part of REALLY being conservative is not resorting to military force unless there’s no choice.
In that case,it needs to be decisive-no toe in the water stuff that Clinton was fond of.
In case no one noticed,there is a potential major conflict brewing on the Korean peninsula.Kim Jong Il is seriously ill,probably terminal,and doesn’t give a rat’s ass how many people he takes with him.
In this case,I have to think that Obama will be forced into a tougher decision than he usually likes to contemplate.We could lose a lot of people there.

Warrington Faust
Warrington Faust
11 years ago

Gee, just like Harry S Truman, the bankrupt habidasher.

joe bernstein
joe bernstein
11 years ago

Warrington-what are you talking about?Harry Truman was a combat officer in WW1,and he knew exactly what bad decisions in war meant.
Obama and Truman cannot be compared.
Of course neither the North Koreans nor the Chicoms had nukes in 1950-53.Things have picked up since then,and maybe Obama’s toughest test won’t be with Islamic jihadists at all.
Truman remains the only man who ever had to use a nuclear weapon.
FWIW we killed more peole in the incendiary bombings of Tokyo and Hamburg than in either Hiroshima or Nagasaki.what sets them apart,obviously is that in each case it only took ONE bomb.

Warrington Faust
Warrington Faust
11 years ago

Joe writes:
“Warrington-what are you talking about?Harry Truman was a combat officer in WW1,and he knew exactly what bad decisions in war meant.”
Joe, hit the books again. Truman and Jacobson opened a haberdashery of the same name at 104 West 12th Street in downtown Kansas City. After a few successful years, the store went bankrupt.
The real comparison was the “no middle name”, Truman didn’t have one either. Truman only had an “S”, it is not an abbreviation and no period follows the S in the spelling of his name.
We also killed far more people in the firebombing of Dresden.
As a former immigration officer, why not spend the rest of the evening reading up on the “Plan of San Diego”.

joe bernstein
joe bernstein
11 years ago

Plan of San Diego?Never heard of it.I’ll have to check Google.
I don’t think the casualties at Dresden were close to Tokyo and Hamburg,but again,that’s from what I recall reading-I could be wrong.
Truman certainly exceeded expectations when circumstances put him in charge.

joe bernstein
joe bernstein
11 years ago

Wow!!I hope we aren’t looking at a replay.
The rhetoric has been revved up,particularly by the left,on this issue.One need only look at RI Future.
I’m speaking here of the local area.
Agitators like Shana Kurland and Pat Crowley,among many others have exaggerated proposed legislation all out of proportion.Crowley mumbling about Nuremberg and all.They are making insane comparisons.
That period and place in history is not well known and was certainly never taught in any school I attended,nor in the Border Patrol Academy.About 40% of my class was Latino,all but a handful from the Rio Grande Valley.Figure it out.Not exactly a subject they wanted to emphasize I guess.
The Federal government has been shamefully irresponsible in this whole area of law enforcement.
The phrase “comprehensive immigration reform”means amnesty-period.No border controls and no increased enforcement.
Patrick Kennedy has again spewed drunken/insane nonsense from his piehole-comparing the Arizona law to the slave trade(!!).
Why doesn’t he do the world a favor and JUST DISAPPEAR FROM VIEW/HEARING FOREVER.

Warrington Faust
Warrington Faust
11 years ago

Joe writes:
“Plan of San Diego?Never heard of it.I’ll have to check Google.
I don’t think the casualties at Dresden were close to Tokyo and Hamburg,but again,that’s from what I recall reading-I could be wrong.”
I am working from memory too, I could be wrong on Dresden.
The “Plan of San Diego”, like the “Zimmerman Note”, are lost bits of Mexican/American history. They both have to do with the propsed “reconquista” of the Southwest in the early 20th century. To be fait, the “reconquista” was largely proposed by the Germans and Japanese who were prepared to finance it.

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