Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has been considered the front runner to take the place of retiring Senator Chris Dodd. For thirty years, Blumenthal has touted his service in Viet Nam during the war. Only problem is he never actually served in Nam. Just a small detail.
Blumenthal claims that he "misspoke" or used some "misplaced words." Hmmm. Misspoke makes it sound like an innocent mistake. I prefer to call a spade a spade. To deliberately make statements that you know are not true sounds more like a lie to me than a misstatement, but that's just me.
Watching Blumenthal make his little comments about how he "misspoke" brought to mind this classic moment when Blumenthal appeared on the Glenn Beck Show last year. He pretty much looked like a putz then too.