Who Would Vote For A Liar?
First it was Richard Blumenthal, the Attorney General of Connecticut
and the Democratic candidate for the Senate. Blumenthal had stated
that he served in the military in Viet Nam. When challenged with the
facts, he claimed that he actually meant to say that he served in the
military during the Viet Nam era.
Now you have Representative Mark Kirk, who is the Republican
candidate from Illinois also running for the Senate. Kirk stated that
he served in the Iraq war, only to have to back pedal and say that he
‘misremembered’ his service, and actually served stateside during that
Political analysts call this ‘puffery’……candidates embelishing their military
records in an attempt to appeal to the largest number of voters.
I call it lying. And if a candidate can’t be truthful while running for
office, how in the world could anyone have confidence in anything
either of these men say or do henceforth? I’d never vote for either one.
By the way, while talking about the misdeeds of politicians, is there a
deeper story involving Representative Mark Souder of Indiana? What
we read in the news and see on tv is Mark Souder lamenting that he
failed his God, and family, etc. by having an affair with a part-time
But then I got to thinking…..wait a minute. This guy’s 60 years old,
paunchy, and certainly doesn’t have any resemblence to Brad Pitt. What
appeal could he possibly have to a younger women for clandistine sex?
So then I looked him up on the computer, and learn that Mark Souder was
a member of the Homeland Security Committee, and on the subcommittee
of Border, Maritime, and Global Counterrorism; and the subcommittee on
Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorist Risk Assessment., among
Gosh, could Mark Souder have been set up in a compromising position so
that national secrets could be gleaned during the liason? Could his
unusually quick exit be an attempt to nip further investigation and inquiry
in the bud?
I don’t know. I’m jusy saying………