Richard Blumenthal Lies about his Vietnam War Service: If you have five wives, then you have five tongues.

Filed in Current affairs, Politics by on May 19, 2010 1 Comment

Democratic candidate Richard Blumenthal, attorney general of Connecticut, is in hot water for lying about serving in Vietnam. Despite his claims that he mispoke, he said that he served in Vietnam instead of during the Vietnam War.

When the same story is repeated over and over, it becomes an embarassment. Politics is the art of lies my grandmother used to say. The politicians have two types of answers: I don’t recall or I misspoke. As the Bambara of Mali say, “If you have five wives, then you have five tongues.”

Richard Blumenthal

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