'Dick' Blumenthal: what price reputat...

'Dick' Blumenthal: what price reputation?

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Sol

Since: Jan 08

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#1 May 17, 2010
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/18/nyregion/18...

Apparently Blumie has been stretching things a little bit about his "vietnam service"...

Question: do educational and occupational deferments and non-combat Reserve-work add-up to 'service'?
But what is striking about Mr. Blumenthal’s record is the contrast between the many steps he took that allowed him to avoid Vietnam, and the misleading way he often speaks about that period of his life now, especially when he is speaking at veterans’ ceremonies or other patriotic events.

Sometimes his remarks have been plainly untrue, as in his speech to the group in Norwalk. At other times, he has used more ambiguous language, but the impression left on audiences can be similar.

In an interview on Monday, the attorney general said that he had misspoken about his service during the Norwalk event and might have misspoken on other occasions.“My intention has always been to be completely clear and accurate and straightforward, out of respect to the veterans who served in Vietnam,” he said.

But an examination of his remarks at the ceremonies shows that he does not volunteer that his service never took him overseas. And he describes the hostile reaction directed at veterans coming back from Vietnam, intimating that he was among them.

In 2003, he addressed a rally in Bridgeport, where about 100 military families gathered to express support for American troops overseas.“When we returned, we saw nothing like this,” Mr. Blumenthal said.“Let us do better by this generation of men and women.”

At a 2008 ceremony in front of the Veterans War Memorial Building in Shelton, he praised the audience for paying tribute to troops fighting abroad, noting that America had not always done so.

“I served during the Vietnam era,” he said.“I remember the taunts, the insults, sometimes even physical abuse.”
"…a legend in his own mind…". Just like john kerry.
He is also savvy about the news media and attentive to how he is portrayed in the press.
Oh christ, yes - don't EVER stand between this guy and a TV camera or microphone! You wouldn't survive.
The Sam Brothers

United States

#2 May 17, 2010
We agree with the great comments of our great friend, Sol.
The Sam Brothers

United States

#3 May 17, 2010
Only the strong survive. Best of luck, Sol.

Since: Mar 08

Stratford, CT

#4 May 18, 2010
Sol wrote:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05 /18/nyregion/18blumenthal.html
Apparently Blumie has been stretching things a little bit about his "vietnam service"...
Question: do educational and occupational deferments and non-combat Reserve-work add-up to 'service'?
<quoted text>
"…a legend in his own mind…". Just like john kerry.
<quoted text>Oh christ, yes - don't EVER stand between this guy and a TV camera or microphone! You wouldn't survive.
Great post Sol. Very informative, I share your assesment of him and his persona. Thanks for the input!

Sol

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#5 May 18, 2010
Hi Phyllis, thanks.

And here's the ComPost link: http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Blumenthal...

(notice the creature in the background of http://www.ctpost.com/mediaManager/... - "Jawas for Blumenthal"?)
BPT

Middletown, CT

#9 May 18, 2010
always felt this "elliot ness" wannabe was a phoney.
but of course look at the game he's involved in.....politics, where phoney is your middle name.
Community Disorganizer

Trumbull, CT

#11 May 18, 2010
Blumenthal didn't missspeak, he lied, he's a liar.

Since: Jun 14

Stratford, CT

#13 Aug 28, 2014
Like always, #2, # 3, my brothers always write interesting comments. May God bless our family.

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