Is it too late for Dodd to run again:
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.”
There was one problem: Mr. Blumenthal, a Democrat now running for the United States Senate, never served in Vietnam. He obtained at least five military deferments from 1965 to 1970 and took repeated steps that enabled him to avoid going to war, according to records.
What kind of asshole pretends to have served in a war when he was at home safe as could be? Just a disgrace.
On the other hand, for the first time in my memory, the Ny Times has openly called someone a liar, at one point labeling Blumenthal’s remarks as “plainly untrue.” Maybe they will start doing that more frequently with the people lying on a daily basis about death panels and other stuff.