Jens 'n' Frens
Idle thoughts of a relatively libertarian Republican in Cambridge, MA, and whomever he invites. Mostly political.
"A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures." -- Daniel Webster
Thursday, May 20, 2010 :::
Will Saletan delivers a pretty righteous dismantling of Richard Blumenthal’s attempts to explain away his exaggeration of his military record. Saletan takes Blumenthal’s excuses one by one, then points to instances where Blumenthal has laughed off similar excuses from the defendants he has prosecuted in his time as Connecticut’s attorney general. Blumenthal “would you like you to give him a break,” Saletan writes, “But Blumenthal has never given anyone a break. He has made a career out of holding others to the strictest standards of truth—and mercilessly prosecuting them when they fall short.”