Skip to main content

Linda McMahon attacks Attorney-General Richard Blumenthal over his statements about his Vietnam service:

"Would you lie about serving in a war?" the ad's narrator asks before a clip of Blumenthal from March 2008 is shown in which the Democrat says: "We have learned something very important since the days when I served in Vietnam." (He never actually served in the country.)

The ad then moves to a previously unreleased video clip from 2003 where Blumenthal says that "when we returned we sought nothing of this gratitude" -- again implying that he had served in the war zone.

"If he lied about Vietnam, what else is he lying about," the narrator asks at the ad's close.

To see someone who manufactures fake drama for television like a modern day carnival barker ask a trust question is pretty astounding.

This ad is a sign of weakness. If I were the Blumenthal campaign, I'd use this as the perfect pivot point to talk about who can one trust to bring good jobs to help decrease Connecticut's 9 percent unemployment. Linda McMahon doesn't want to talk about her plans for jobs because she laid of 10% of her workforce while increasing her own salary:

"These efficiencies will help position the company for the long term by placing it in a stronger, more flexible position," Linda McMahon, the company's chief executive officer, said in a statement.

The Hartford Courant

Of course, said efficiencies didn't include cuts in her $46 million a year take from the circus business. McMahon doesn't want to talk about jobs because she is one of the people putting people out of work. Would you trust her with your job?

Originally posted to Triple-B in the Building on Mon Oct 04, 2010 at 11:12 AM PDT.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site