Tuesday, May 18, 2010

MAY 18, 2010

    Good grief! The polls haven't even closed yet in today's key primaries and we already have some losers.
     First, Indiana Republican Representative Mark Souder has announced he's resigning from Congress because he had an affair with a staffer.  He's served eight terms. "In the poisonous environment of Washington D.C.," he said in a statement, "any personal failing is seized upon, often twisted for political gain.  I am resigning rather than put my family through that painful, drawn-out process."  Okay, Congressman, but some politicians do survive personal failings, scandals.  Wasn't there a president named Clinton?  And a senator named...well, I could go on...
    Then came word that Richard Blumenthal, a Connecticut Democrat hoping to replace retiring Chris Dodd in the Senate, has been lying to the voters about his military record.  The New York Times cited several quotes, like:  "We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam."  Trouble is, of course, he never did.  Several deferments, then service in the Reserves, working in programs like "Toys for Tots." Oooops.  No Nam.
      I don't know what it is this year.  Something in the water?  

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