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There's a diary on "the list" right now asking the question in its headline: "Why Isn't There A Blumenthal Diary On the Rec List?" I think it's a good candidate for rec'ing up on the "Rec List" for a community that, more often than it'd like to admit, sometimes (shall we say) spins or buries the lede a little more than it would otherwise acknowledge.

You see, this story IS the lede in Tuesday's NY Times:  "Blumenthal's Words Differ From His History."

The piece makes the Nutmeg State's Attorney General look pretty damn guilty, IMHO. And, I'm someone who was always impressed with the guy. (For purposes of disclosure:
I did do a couple of press events which included him, and produced a couple of pieces of campaign literature back when he was a State Representative or State Senator [Does it really matter at this point?] in Stamford, if I recall it correctly, about 24-26 years ago, give or take. Those pieces are somewhere in one of my older portfolios, and I made a decision, earlier this evening, not to take a look at them for the first time in over two decades. It'd just get me too upset. I'm probably still, at least a little bit, in denial about all of this, myself.)

A lot of politicians--even some well known ones...even some nationally prominent ones...Dem and GOP--have never really had good communications/press support. Some have never really been tested. Sometimes it's a combination of the two, with both problems feeding off the other.

(Frankly, I think even President Obama's always been a LOT better than the communications people around him. He's made them look good. Not the other way around. And, that is, to a much lesser extent, what's happened here. A good press/communications person would've dealt with this situation many, many years ago. Instead, it festered and grew. Textbook/case history of how NOT to handle political communications/p.r.)

I remember the comments about him being a Marine Sargeant, even back then.

The problem is the guy's never really been tested in a campaign before, and that's the damn truth. (Now that I think about it.)

Very regrettably, the diarist, kossack RachT, is profoundly accurate in their assessment of the situation, and that is somewhat of a qualified professional opinion, if I say so, myself. (I believe this is the most gratuitous statement I've ever made in a diary in the four years that I've been posting here.)

Blumenthal will be eaten alive in the general election in Connecticut...if he doesn't dropout, first. IMHO, THAT is for certain.

As we all know, Connecticut is a state that will elect Independents to statewide (Lowell Weicker) and national office (Joe Lieberman). (I have my own opinion about politics in that state--I live in NY now--but I'll keep them to myself tonight.) It also has some quirky campaign laws which will facilitate/enable someone such as its current senior Senator Chris Dodd or gubernatorial hopeful Ned Lamont if they opted to suddenly seek the Senate seat at the last moment.

I think Wednesday would be a great day for either one to make their announcement.

(I'll leave it to you in the comments to fill in the blanks.)

UPDATE: Kossack DisNoir36 is pretty upset with me in the comments, below. And, they provided this piece in rebuttal. I've reviewed all of the material, again, and it seems that, based upon all of the fact presented, Blumenthal and his staff did aid in the perpetuation of a significant myth about his military service. So, as much as I would really like to justify deleting this post, I can't. Here's the link (h/t to DisNoir36 for providing it), and by all means, weigh-in with your opinion(s):


In defense of Richard Blumenthal
By MICHAEL ROSTON
May. 18 2010 - 1:57 am
TruSlant

It looks like Richard Blumenthal is getting the `John McCain' treatment from the New York Times. The long-serving Attorney General of Connecticut who appeared to be a lock to replace Chris Dodd in the Senate and keep his seat blue is learning what happens when the Times decides to go live with a story built on the thinnest of reeds, caked up with newsroom editorializing and poorly reasoned innuendo.

Tonight's big `get' for Raymond Hernandez at the New York Times started as a breathless e-mail alert stating the following: "Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat who is running for the United States Senate from Connecticut, never served in Vietnam, despite statements to the contrary."

We're already off on a bad footing here. The Times in their news alert can't even come right out and say it was Dick Blumenthal who made statements to the contrary. That's like news alert editorial 101 - never in the passive voice. And if the Times can't keep their standards up in their e-mail alert, you have to imagine that the article itself is going to be terrible. Just like their exclusive on Senator McCain's implied affair and ethical improprieties with lobbyist Vicki Iseman that never managed to go anywhere...

Originally posted to http://www.dailykos.com/user/bobswern on Tue May 18, 2010 at 02:36 AM PDT.

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  •  Tip Jar (16+ / 0-)

    "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

    by bobswern on Tue May 18, 2010 at 02:39:27 AM PDT

    •  Looks like Linda McMahons camp did the hit on him (4+ / 0-)

      Republican brand of HOPE: "I HOPE HE FAILS"... Country First Anyone?

      by DFutureIsNow on Tue May 18, 2010 at 03:47:59 AM PDT

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      •  Well, if so, she appears to have succeeded n/t (1+ / 0-)
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        "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

        by bobswern on Tue May 18, 2010 at 03:53:53 AM PDT

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      •  Do you have a link? n/t (0+ / 0-)

        "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

        by bobswern on Tue May 18, 2010 at 03:54:39 AM PDT

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        •  Here (4+ / 0-)
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          Aexia, condorcet, KingofSpades, wolfie1818

          is your link

          What really happened here is that the Times was off on a fishing expedition, and apparently the Linda McMahon campaign threw a lot of chum in the water. The McMahon people paired up a single found gaffe with a line of attack related to Vietnam draft deferrals that we haven’t heard since the 1990s. Isn’t it great to see our nation’s political rhetoric moving back in that direction?

          This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

          by DisNoir36 on Tue May 18, 2010 at 04:00:01 AM PDT

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          •  I've re-read ALL of the source material... (1+ / 0-)
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            esquimaux
            ...and it's self-evident that Blumenthal and his staff--and I'm putting this nicely--perpetuated a myth about his service in the Marine Corps.

            It's enough rope for the GOP to hang him; and they're doing a very good job of it. Therefore, I am leaving this post up, as is.

            "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

            by bobswern on Tue May 18, 2010 at 04:44:12 AM PDT

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          •  Quoting... (0+ / 0-)

            “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.

            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.

            Elect Better Democrats! (though it seems CT has a problem with that)

            The Cake is a Lie.

            by rebus on Tue May 18, 2010 at 05:01:08 AM PDT

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            •  And where is the part that he was a (1+ / 0-)
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              MARINE.  And as any Marine will tell you, it doesn't matter if you're in the reserves or not, YOU'RE A MARINE.

              "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White

              by zenbassoon on Tue May 18, 2010 at 05:56:45 AM PDT

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              •  Dunno, but even in the Marines (1+ / 0-)
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                I suspect that someone who saw active warfare, ie. was shot at, had bombs go off around him or her, lost friends to enemy fire, fired upon and killed enemy troops, is going to get more respect than someone who did not.

                And if the person who did not experience those things were to claim falsely that he or she did, expect a beat down. or at the very least a cold shoulder.

                But I don't know, as they say,  "ask a marine!"

                The Cake is a Lie.

                by rebus on Tue May 18, 2010 at 06:34:03 AM PDT

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      •  Yup, fairly easy too see where this came from. (1+ / 0-)
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        McMahon spokesman Ed Patru said: "It's become increasingly clear to us over the past weeks and months as we've researched Mr. Blumenthal in earnest that there are some very troubling discrepancies between what he's been saying and the truth. These are questions that cannot be answered easily."

        link

        Now the question do you smell the bullshit Linda MacMahon is cooking.

        This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

        by DisNoir36 on Tue May 18, 2010 at 04:25:36 AM PDT

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    •  It utterly staggers me (2+ / 0-)
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      that THIS is enough to declare that a DEMOCRATIC candidate should drop out of a race because his campaign is finished, when you know that not only would this be the scantest glitch in a Republican campaign (this is no "macaca," after all, and they tried to brazen that one out) but that anyone who suggested it was anything more would be mercilessly attacked – and the media would agree with them.

      •  This would also finish a GOPer. (0+ / 0-)
        Teabaggers would make sure of it.

        Anybody arguing that this is acceptable behavior ???? Really ?

        Angry White Males + Personality Disorder delusionals + Career criminals + White Racists + Pro-Life Christians =EQ= The GOPer Base

        by vets74 on Tue May 18, 2010 at 06:29:18 AM PDT

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  •  I don't think it's the end for him at all. (2+ / 0-)
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    This is not going viral (the youtube vid has been on for 5 hours and only has <500 views) and he's going to explain in the morning in a press conference.  Let him explain.  He'd better articulate himself well in it.  If he does, he'll be fine.  He has a ton of virtues to fall back in.</p>

    Besides, if CT can elect a dick like Lieberman, they can elect a much more benevolent person with few blips in his long record.

    Cold hearted orb/That rules the night/Removes the colours From our sight/Red is gray and/Yellow white/But we decide/Which is right/And/Which is an Illusion

    by KingofSpades on Tue May 18, 2010 at 02:49:01 AM PDT

    •  Everyone's entitled to their opinions. The NYT's (2+ / 0-)
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      ...front page is a bit more serious than a viral video on You Tube, however.

      "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

      by bobswern on Tue May 18, 2010 at 02:54:00 AM PDT

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      •  Viral videos have more power than an article in (2+ / 0-)
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        the paper, even a front page one.

        Never underestimate the power of the internet.

        Cold hearted orb/That rules the night/Removes the colours From our sight/Red is gray and/Yellow white/But we decide/Which is right/And/Which is an Illusion

        by KingofSpades on Tue May 18, 2010 at 02:56:13 AM PDT

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        •  Do you really believe what you're saying? n/t (1+ / 0-)
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          "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

          by bobswern on Tue May 18, 2010 at 03:03:57 AM PDT

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          •  Wholeheartedly. (0+ / 0-)

            And it's not just viral videos.

            Cold hearted orb/That rules the night/Removes the colours From our sight/Red is gray and/Yellow white/But we decide/Which is right/And/Which is an Illusion

            by KingofSpades on Tue May 18, 2010 at 03:09:04 AM PDT

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            •  Viral Or Not... (1+ / 0-)
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              bobswern

              ...Blumenthal is toast.

              That sort of lying will not make it in the contemporary public sphere.

              The opposition will make sure of it, come the fall.

              •  He did not lie. (0+ / 0-)

                He said he served as a Sergeant (he did) during the Vietnam war era.  If he said "we", it was to show solidarity, that's what servicemembers do.

                Cold hearted orb/That rules the night/Removes the colours From our sight/Red is gray and/Yellow white/But we decide/Which is right/And/Which is an Illusion

                by KingofSpades on Tue May 18, 2010 at 03:28:12 AM PDT

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                •  A Lie... (0+ / 0-)

                  ...is a lie, if the purpose is to give the impression of something being true that is not.

                  Blumenthal most certainly lied.

                  You, who are such an excellent critic of lies in our media, certainly know that!

                •  Let me say that as the widow of a Vietnam vet, (3+ / 0-)
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                  he needs to resign. He allowed people to believe something that was not so, because at the very least he was not always clear, at the very least.

                                Just my two sad cents,
                                     Heather

                  Planning a March for Legal Accountability for Torture in Washington, DC, September 4th, 2010, the Saturday of Labour Day Weekend.

                  by Chacounne on Tue May 18, 2010 at 04:02:47 AM PDT

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                  •  He has never said he was in Vietnam. (0+ / 0-)

                    He said so as recently as in a March 2010 debate.

                    If he said "in", it was a slip.  If he said "we", it was to show solidarity since it is a fact he was a Sergeant in the Marine Reserves for 6 years during the Vietnam War.

                    Cold hearted orb/That rules the night/Removes the colours From our sight/Red is gray and/Yellow white/But we decide/Which is right/And/Which is an Illusion

                    by KingofSpades on Tue May 18, 2010 at 04:06:32 AM PDT

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                    •  Nope, I'm thinking you're young (2+ / 0-)
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                      and you don't have military experience. You don't allow people to believe that you have been "in country" if you haven't been.

                                 Just my two cents,
                                     Heather

                      Planning a March for Legal Accountability for Torture in Washington, DC, September 4th, 2010, the Saturday of Labour Day Weekend.

                      by Chacounne on Tue May 18, 2010 at 04:08:44 AM PDT

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                    •  He was in the Marine Reserves (1+ / 0-)
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                      rebus

                      as a way to stay out of Vietnam, just like Bush was in the champagne unit of the Air Force in Texas. It was certainly his right, but then he should never say "we."

                                   Just my two cents,
                                       Heather

                      Planning a March for Legal Accountability for Torture in Washington, DC, September 4th, 2010, the Saturday of Labour Day Weekend.

                      by Chacounne on Tue May 18, 2010 at 04:12:19 AM PDT

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                      •  Any Marine will tell you (1+ / 0-)
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                        Aexia

                        reserves or not, you're a Marine.

                        "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White

                        by zenbassoon on Tue May 18, 2010 at 05:57:54 AM PDT

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                        •  I accept that, (1+ / 0-)
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                          esquimaux

                          but I don't think any Marine who served in country would be happy with a Marine who didn't implying that he did.

                                       Just my two cents,
                                           Heather

                          Planning a March for Legal Accountability for Torture in Washington, DC, September 4th, 2010, the Saturday of Labour Day Weekend.

                          by Chacounne on Tue May 18, 2010 at 06:04:37 AM PDT

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                    •  According to the Paper of Record (1+ / 0-)
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                      he most certainly did say "...I served in Vietnam...," RTFA!

                      The Cake is a Lie.

                      by rebus on Tue May 18, 2010 at 05:05:13 AM PDT

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                •  Then did GWB serve? n/t (0+ / 0-)

                  If we all just stopped voting would they all just go away?

                  by longislandny on Tue May 18, 2010 at 04:22:52 AM PDT

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      •  We shouldn't dig his grave yet. (0+ / 0-)

        Let him speak.

        Cold hearted orb/That rules the night/Removes the colours From our sight/Red is gray and/Yellow white/But we decide/Which is right/And/Which is an Illusion

        by KingofSpades on Tue May 18, 2010 at 02:57:14 AM PDT

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        •  He's entitled to his swan song... (0+ / 0-)

          ...but, do you honestly think the NYT would run an article like it is today, let alone about a candidate that would receive its "natural" editorial support, without fact-checking the crap out of it first? (And, on Election Day, no less?)

          "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

          by bobswern on Tue May 18, 2010 at 03:02:09 AM PDT

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          •  Seriously, I think he'll do an above-par job. (1+ / 0-)
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            condorcet

            He'll tell the truth, make it clear his involvement in the military (Sergeant in the Marine Reserves during the Vietnam War), and fight the smears.

            Honestly though, I think we should sleep on this and not say anything we'll regret later.  Alexi Giannoulias seemed doomed after news broke about his family's bank failing, but he didn't get hit hard, and he's slowly making it back.

            Cold hearted orb/That rules the night/Removes the colours From our sight/Red is gray and/Yellow white/But we decide/Which is right/And/Which is an Illusion

            by KingofSpades on Tue May 18, 2010 at 03:12:09 AM PDT

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            •  A Family Bank... (1+ / 0-)
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              ...is a little different from military service.

              People don't care much about the one.  They do care about the other.

              •  He DID serve in the military. (0+ / 0-)

                Six years in the Marine reserves.  Yes, it's the Reserves, but military is military.

                Cold hearted orb/That rules the night/Removes the colours From our sight/Red is gray and/Yellow white/But we decide/Which is right/And/Which is an Illusion

                by KingofSpades on Tue May 18, 2010 at 03:29:12 AM PDT

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                •  Nobody's arguing that point n/t (1+ / 0-)
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                  AaronBa

                  "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

                  by bobswern on Tue May 18, 2010 at 03:34:37 AM PDT

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                •  The Times... (1+ / 0-)
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                  ...is laying the groundwork for excuses for jumping the Blumenthal ship.  If he were proving a good campaigner or in some way effective vis-a-vis the national scene, I don't think this would have made the front page.

                  But that's another question.

                  Yes, he served in the Reserves... but not even Dick Cheney (who had as many exemptions) and George Bush (whose "service" was as minimal) claimed to have actually served in Vietnam.

                  Even in the sixties, I knew plenty of people who claimed service but hadn't been there.  It was a pain in the neck, even in the anti-war movement.  Like many people, I have long been sick and tired of folk who make false claim of having been in the line of fire for their own aggrandizement.  It has gone on, and goes on, too often.  What makes me contemptuous is his wrapping himself in something that he had nothing to do with, something he did everything he could to avoid.

                  For the record (as if anyone really cares), I did not serve, though I am just a few years younger than Blumenthal.  Unlike him, I got a good lottery number.  Unlike him, however, I never had an exemption.

              •  Giannoulias isn't running in Connecticut n/t (1+ / 0-)
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                "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

                by bobswern on Tue May 18, 2010 at 03:33:37 AM PDT

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          •  The mere fact the NYT picked today (1+ / 0-)
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            to run the story, in the style in which it's written, when the facts in it have been available to the public for years, shows that the article is a hit piece.  If it was legitimate news reporting they would have printed it when they got the facts together, instead of holding it for the night before several closely watched elections.  NYT=propaganda rag.

            •  I see this as just the opposite... (1+ / 0-)
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              ...I would think this piece went through a bevy of lawyers and fact-checkers before it came close to hitting the front page.

              The NY Times likes Richard Blumenthal's politics!

              "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

              by bobswern on Tue May 18, 2010 at 03:25:28 AM PDT

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          •  You have to admit, it is a possibility... (0+ / 0-)

            ... however unlikely.  They let Judy Miller cheer lead for the Iraq War for quite some time, after all, printing a lot of factually inaccurate articles in the process.

            Even the New York Times doesn't get a free pass as the newspaper with a sterling record.  Even they must be subject to criticism and questioning.  While I do not discount the allegations laid at Blumenthal's door, one of my first reactions was "who wrote this?"

            That said, I most certainly do not discount the allegations, and if there is truth in them I hope he will do himself, the citizens of Connecticut, and the Democratic Party a huge favor and deal himself out of the game.

            For the record, I have not been a wholehearted fan of Blumenthal from long before this; while his positions on the issues sound all the right notes for a Northeastern liberal, there was one issue that betrayed a hollowness that I cannot endorse, namely, his apparent crusade (if Wikipedia can be trusted, which I will allow it cannot always be) against the Mashantucket Pequot tribe.  My own state of Washington had the misfortune of one Senator, Slade Gorton, who took apparent pleasure in making life miserable for Native Americans through his course of policy.  He did so for years until the voters finally had the sense to vote him out, albeit barely.  We do not need to elect another such man to the temple of influence that is the Senate, and we especially do not need to elect such a man under the Democratic Party's banner.

  •  Dodd (1+ / 0-)
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    The Countrywide thing was BS, and the issues have come back around in his favor. He'd destroy the Queen of Steroidia.

  •  I essentially agree with you---Blummie has done (1+ / 0-)
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    crap since announcing, no TV, hardly any events.
    McMahon has been all over TV.  
    Now he has to play defense for the next several days---and she, and others are going to nail him.

    I am so pissed at him right now---as I've been bemoaning the fact that he has sat on his ass too damn long-----and now we are about to lose what should have been a safe seat!!!!

  •  Watch Out! (9+ / 0-)

    Beware — the time is right for Joe Lieberman to decide to run for this office, too, so that he can be both Senators from Connecticut.


    "I play a street-wise pimp" — Al Gore

    by Ray Radlein on Tue May 18, 2010 at 03:27:57 AM PDT

  •  More republican BS. n/t (1+ / 0-)
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    The religious fanatics didn't buy the republican party because it was virtuous, they bought it because it was for sale

    by nupstateny on Tue May 18, 2010 at 04:31:13 AM PDT

  •  I think I come down on the side of (1+ / 0-)
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    Blumenthal exiting the campaign, regrettably -- if I can be so bold as to suggest from across the LI Sound. Don't need Dems puffing their background with distortions and/or lies.

    However, I have to believe that McMahon jumped the shark with that recent glossy campaign piece extolling off shore drilling. No?

    On a closing note, I escaped Viet Nam first with a  student deferment and then 4F with ligament damage. Viet Nam was FUBAR and have no regrets that I didn't don the uniform to serve.

  •  I'm really torn about this. (0+ / 0-)

    It does appear that Blumenthal is damaged goods now. And from what I am hearing, he's a pretty lackluster campaigner.

    On the other hand, I absolutely abhor the chicken littleism that infects Dems at the faintest whiff of trouble. I'm willing to give this a couple days to see if it's got legs.

  •  Umm hello? The NYT did Blumenthal a FAVOR. (2+ / 0-)
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    I can't really see a better way for this story to come out.

    Months before the election.
    Released on an election day, when everyone's attention is elsewhere.
    Superficially researched - I mean, there's really one quote on him and the rest is innuendo.
    Linda McMahon actually saying that she's behind the story

    This is good for Dems.  This was going to come out anyways, and the GOP got this crap out too early.

    The sky is not falling in CT.

    •  Do you live in CT? n/t (0+ / 0-)

      "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

      by bobswern on Tue May 18, 2010 at 06:25:45 AM PDT

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      •  For once... THANK GOD Jersey's up wind. (2+ / 0-)
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        We also get to laugh at our cartoon Big Boy for four years as governor. His idea of high-concept government is a constitutional amendment that limits increases to property taxes to 2.5% a year.

        Angry White Males + Personality Disorder delusionals + Career criminals + White Racists + Pro-Life Christians =EQ= The GOPer Base

        by vets74 on Tue May 18, 2010 at 06:35:47 AM PDT

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  •  Not sure how big this is (0+ / 0-)

    He didn't do anything illegal here and it's not that juicy of a scandal and he is still the incumbent AG and the biggest Dem in a Dem leaning state. There's damage here, but I don't see him dropping out or losing the race.

  •  Bobswern, Republicans are running (0+ / 0-)
    a sitting Senator David Vitter who actually slept around with prostitutes. And you want Richard Blumenthal to drop out because he might have mispoken couple of times about his military service during Vietnam era?
    •  That's the difference btwn CT and LA...because... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...in adjacent NY, Democrats resign from Governorships over matters like that.

      "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

      by bobswern on Tue May 18, 2010 at 09:06:25 AM PDT

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