Politics As Usual?
Having personally served in the U.S.S. Starship Reserve during our police action on Gliese 581 d, (fourth planet of the red dwarf star Gliese 581) I have no sympathy for Mr. Blumenthal.
When we returned home from that unpopular war (so unpopular that many Americans never even heard of it) there were no marching bands to greet us either.
I resent Blumenthal's attempts to win voters' sympathy with his own phony claims of military service.
If he thinks not serving in Vietnam was tough, he should try fighting Cromulans on ice sheets, 450 miles below the surface of a planet 160 million light years from earth.
And then to come home and have everyone not only forget about it, but look at you like YOU'RE the CRAZY one when you bring it up at cocktail parties... well, talk about adding insult to injury.
If Mr. Blumenthal wants to run for something he should enter the governor's race on Mercury, where lying is not only an accepted part of the political culture, it's legally required.