Compulsive liar: New Senator Richard Blumenthal just can’t stop making up crap about himself

by editor on February 11, 2011

You’d think that “I was in Vietnam” scandal would have taught newly-elected Senator Richard Blumenthal a lesson, but no such luck. The Connecticut Democrat continues to give himself unwarranted pats on the back.

The CTMirror reports Blumenthal’s latest creative efforts:

Nine months after his campaign was staggered by reports that he had incorrectly claimed to have served in Vietnam, Sen. Richard Blumenthal made what seemed to be a similar misstatement Tuesday, putting himself at the center of the action in the historic 1973 Supreme Court case that legalized abortion.

“I’m new to the Senate but I’m not new to this battle,” Blumenthal said at a Capitol Hill news conference, his first since taking office. “Since the days of Roe v. Wade, when I clerked for Justice Blackmun, as a state legislator, as attorney general, I have fought this battle.”

The problem is, Blumenthal clerked for Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun in 1974, the year after Blackmun wrote the Roe v. Wade decision.

Blumenthal’s slip might not normally generate much attention or scrutiny. But it comes on the heels of an election that focused in part of revelations that Blumenthal made similar misstatements about his Vietnam-era military service.

Upcoming Blumenthal lies: He was the first soldier ashore on D-Day. He was supposed to fly on Apollo 13, but had to study that weekend. He taught Donald Trump everything he knows about real estate. He invented the internet. And, finally, he once spent a wild weekend with Angelina Jolie.

There. That should get Blumenthal through the rest of 2011.

Source: Connecticut Mirror

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[…] Senator Blumenthal must condemn not only the actions of the South Carolina AFL-CIO, but also the actions of his own communications director. If he fails to do so, we can only assume he condones and supports them. That wouldn’t be surprising, really. As we all know, Senator Blumenthal has a hard time with truth. […]