US Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal has been caught yet again insinuating he served in Vietnam when he never set foot there.So naturally the Democrats last night endorsed this pathological liar.
The latest embarrassment to the once-soaring Connecticut Democratic hopeful comes from the archives of the Milford Mirror, a weekly paper.
While addressing a crowd at a 2007 Memorial Day parade -- which included the family of a Marine killed in Iraq -- Blumenthal said, "In Vietnam, we had to endure taunts and insults, and no one said, welcome home."
The Democrat added, "I say, welcome home."
In fact, Blumenthal had never served in Vietnam.
Despite the revelations, state Democrats gave Blumenthal their endorsement last night to run for the seat vacated by Chris Dodd, who is retiring.The White House also never met a serial fantasist they wouldn't embrace. After all, there's one playing the role of president these days. We'll be sure to remind them of this when eventually Blumenthal becomes a liability and is thrown under the bus.
The White House is standing by Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who admitted this week to having misstated his military service on some occasions, but insisted he never intentionally meant to claim he had served in Vietnam.
The controversy had threatened to derail Blumenthal’s campaign for U.S. Senate to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd.
When asked about Blumenthal today, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Blumenthal had “our continued support.’’