Blumenthal,a Democrat, "misspoke" at least 7 times according to the New York Times. That seems like a lot of "misspeaking" to me. He said he didn't read the articales where he lied about being in the Vietnam war. Lieing seems to be something we the people over look the most when it comes to our politicians weather they be a Democrat or Republican. All we have is our word and honor. Once you have been found to be a liar or "misspeaker"(not a real word) I can no longer trust you and your words have no meaning to me. It is high time we start mandating our politicians to be honest and honor no matter what the party is. We have always been hard on the Republicans that lied. But the left need to hold their Democratic Party to the same standard as we hold our politicians. This man deserves nothing from us. And his "misspoke" BS is just that. Anyone that lets this man off the hook for lieing and then trying to take the focus of of himself is just a shill. I'm sure the main stream media and the left wing blogs will just give the two wrongs make a right theory of moral fortitude. Just because this man is a Democrat doesn't give him special rights.