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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.

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