An avid Howard Stern fan such as myself cannot help but think of one of Stern’s classic bits these days: Stern’s Vietnam stories.
Stern, born in 1954, was just a bit on the young side to have served; he’d have been 19 in 1973. Still, Stern would regale his audience with his war stories.
Am embedding a YouTube clip below. I should warn that some of the language might offend. Duh.
Yet another example of Connecticut Democratic Senate Candidate Dick Blumenthal’s strange lies regarding his own military service has emerged. Here’s what he reportedly said at a Veteran’s Day parade in 2008:
“I wore the uniform in Vietnam and many came back . . . to all kinds of disrespect. Whatever we think of war, we owe the men and women of the armed forces our unconditional support.”
Not only is Blumenthal claiming to have been in country. He’s also claiming that a hippie spit on him when he returned.
You’ve almost got to wonder if he’s just kidding around like our good friend Howard. He really should listen and crib some of the material.
Blumenthal is insane. There is no other explanation. He is crazy. No sane person stands up in front of a crowd and claims credit for a tour of duty in Vietnam unless he’s actually waded in a rice paddy. I don’t care that it means that the Democrats abdicate a Senate seat; he really should be pulled from the race. HE IS A CRAZY PERSON. The end.
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I can believe that a guy in uniform in 1970 could have been spat upon by the anti-war people. In those days opposition to the war extended to disdain for those who served. It turned out to be very bad politics.