Conn. Attorney General Richard Blumenthal's Vietnam Stories

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat now running for the United States Senate, has spoken at different military gatherings about his time in Vietnam. However, The New York Times dug into his stories and found that he never actually served in that war. Raymond Hernandez broke the story for The New York Times and details his investigation.

According to WNPR's Colin McEnroe, the strangest thing about this story is that Blumenthal didn't need to spin tales about his service. In fact, the attorney general had long enjoyed a strong reputation that centers on his integrity. We discuss whether this issue will destroy his chances at a Senate seat.


Raymond Hernandez and Colin McEnroe

Comments [1]

Tyler Rush

Richard Blumenthal was never really identified as a Democrat in the audio piece. Unusual and easily corrected. I doubt the same deference would have been made for a gun-totin, flag wavin, chicken-hawk Republican.
(I enjoyed the great Mt. St. Helen's story...brrrr)

May. 18 2010 01:20 PM

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