Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who falsely claimed before an audience that he had served in Vietnam, was handed the Democratic nomination for Chris Dodd’s seat in the U.S. Senate. Dodd isn’t running again because voters in Connecticut are tired of what a weird fake he is. So the Connecticut Democrats have found a suitable weird fake to replace him.
Listen to the way the Associated Press reported this development:
HARTFORD, Conn. (May 22) — Criticism aimed at Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal wasn’t enough to keep him from securing the Democratic nomination for Christopher Dodd’s U.S. Senate seat but was sufficient to help political unknown and ex-wrestling executive Linda McMahon get the GOP nod.
“Criticism aimed at…wasn’t enough?” The guy was caught on vid, which was reported in the New York Times, falsely claiming he had served in Vietnam. That wasn’t “criticism.” He was caught in the act.
But the second half of the opening is as cracked as the first. In what sense did the “criticism” of Blumenthal help McMahon. The rest of the story explains how McMahon won the Republican nomination, but the connection to the “criticism” is vaporous.
Never mind. McMahon strikes me as an odd candidate who looks relatively normal side-by-side with Blumenthal, who strikes me as someone…I don’t know, really…I just don’t understand how people like this wind up in high office. The blowhards and pimps have always been around. But this is a new dimension. Or something.