So the New York Times - you know the liberal loving biased main-stream media outlet - catches Connecticut Attorney General and Democratic Senate Candidate Richard Blumenthal in a lie about his Vietnam War participation.
Now it's not the lie that gets my goat - you know - grinds my gears, it's how, when called out on it, they lie even more. Had he said "You are correct, I should never have said that - should never had implied that, it does a disservice to my fellow Marines who fought over there, I apologize" he may have survived it.
But Nooooooooo, that would be too honest.
Blumenthal - you got caught - red handed - fabricating a story of how you "served in Vietnam." This statement was not "misspoken" you knew at the time and all the other times that you had not served "in" Vietnam. You served "during" but not "in". These two words are not confused by anyone "unintentionally."
Anyone who received deferments knows they did not serve "in" Vietnam. These were not "misplaced words", a verbal faux pa, or a Freudian slip of the tongue. You lied.
It is good that you take "full responsibility" for what you said, only you don't want to admit that you lied when you really know you did. If there is one thing worst than a fabricator of real life experience it is one that lies about it when they are caught.
OK, so let's give you the benefit of the doubt - you used the wrong words. Well that just means you are really dumb for not knowing the difference and how those that served might take offense to someone seeking credit for that same effort.
Note to people wanting to lead me: Don't pretend to be something you are not, and if you are not smart enough to grasp these really simple concepts, do us a favor and stay home.