Gawd, I Hope This Puts A Stake Through His Campaign

Richard Blumenthal is another one of those greasy slimy pompous state Attorney Generals who goes on a bunch of legal shake-down sprees to get his name in the press and tout how he “fights for the people.” Blech. He’s from the same mold as Spitzer.

Oh, and he’s also a lying weasel about his military service

It’s Richard Blumenthal, current attorney general of Connecticut, whom Chris Dodd made way for by retiring earlier this year. He’s been leading all Republican challengers by upwards of 20 points in the polls and was considered a mortal lock to win the seat in November. Until now.

Click through for all the juicy quotes from him about “when I served in Vietnam” and “when we returned from Vietnam” when the closest he ever got to South East Asia during the War was a dim sum shop in DC.

Best comment so far at Ace’s:

“Hartford… shit; I’m still only in Hartford… Every time I think I’m gonna wake up back in the jungle. ”

Posted by: Richard Blumenthal at May 17, 2010 09:31 PM (asRwH)

What is it about these egotistical political douche-a-holics that make them lie so constantly about their military service?

I’m sure the memory is seared seared in his brain of that Groundhog’s Day in 1971 when he infiltrated the Hanoi Hilton to investigate whether unscrupulous vendors were overcharging on the buffet line by using unfairly weighted plates.

Update: Piling on with gleeful abandon, William Saletan in Slate merrily hoists Blumenthal by his own douchbaggery. And most deservedly.

11 Responses to “Gawd, I Hope This Puts A Stake Through His Campaign”

  1. As I posted upon A Tangled Web in a similar vein to your own, if the voters of Connecticut think, he wouldn’t get elected dog-catcher!

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    One can only hope, Mike!

    The sad part is this guy has been AG since 1990…twenty freakin’ years.

  3. JeffS says:

    Pathetic. He’s worse than John Effin’ Kerry.

  4. “And not nearly as handsome!”, Lurch says to himself, as he smirks in the mirror…

  5. (Odd justice that his name is “Dick”, doncha think?)

  6. Yojimbo says:

    Not quite as fitting as “Putz” but I guess it will have to do.

  7. major dad says:

    These guys make me sick. I bet he was just the epitome of the pompous jackass officer too. How do these types get in office?

  8. JeffS says:

    How do these types get in office?

    Well, pompous jackass officers are generally the best ass kissers in uniform. Clearly, what works with flag officers also works with voters.

  9. Oh, hilarity ensues!!!

    Lying about being in Vietnam may not matter to Eastern-elite Democrats, but look at this shocker:

    “In two largely favorable profiles, the Slate article and a magazine article in The Hartford Courant in 2004 with which he cooperated, Mr. Blumenthal is described prominently as having served as captain of the swim team at Harvard. Records at the college show that he was never on the team.”


    As a graduate of Fair Harvard, I’m utterly disgusted! Veritas, indeed!

  10. major dad says:

    Just saw on the news that this tool served as an enlisted Marine in the reserves. Nothing wrong with that except this guy had a graduate degree so normally you would come in as an Officer unless there really was some job you wanted to do as an enlisted Marine. But if you did come in as an Officer back then good chance you were going to be a platoon leader and go to combat. Of course if the fix was in you could snag a enlisted spot in the reserves and not worry about a thing. He’s a douche.

  11. nightfly says:

    Major Dad – Blumenthal’s doucherie runs deeper. The photo-op of vets who support him featured at least one fellow who apparently “served” in the same platoon he did overseas, IYKWIMAITYD.

    Read it and weep. The poseur is second from the right.

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