Connecticut Attorney General (and leading Democratic candidate for Chris Dodd’s Senate seat) Richard Blumenthal represents a classic case of political double talk. Blumenthal says his repeated lies about serving in Vietnam were mere examples of “misspeaking,” of “misplaced words.” He probably would have blamed a “vast, rightwing conspiracy” for his outing, except for the fact that it was the New York Times that broke the story. Oh, and he takes “full responsibility” for whatever it was he said. Of course, he’s not doing the honorable thing and dropping out of the race. I wonder if the president, who needs the Senate in Democratic hands to push his agenda, will stand by him.