Double Talk

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.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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