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Vietnam POW endorses Blumenthal opponent in Conn. Senate race
NY Post ^ | May 19, 2010 | SUSAN DAVIS, WSJ

Posted on 05/20/2010 3:48:22 AM PDT by Scanian

Decorated Vietnam prisoner of war Orson Swindle Wednesday endorsed Republican Rob Simmons in the Connecticut Senate race.

The support comes at an opportune time -- just two days after the New York Times reported that leading Democratic candidate Attorney General Richard Blumenthal had wrongly said he had served in Vietnam.

Swindle was Federal Trade Commissioner (FTC) from 1997 to 2005 and he also served the Reagan administration. He retired from the Marine Corp as a Lieutenant Colonel.

In a statement, Swindle praised Simmons as “my fellow Vietnam Veteran” and offered a sharp critique of Blumenthal that recalled his own days in Vietnam. Simmons is engaged in a primary battle with former World Wrestling Entertainment executive Linda McMahon.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: blumenthal; connecticut; endorsement; endorses; lies; opponent; orsonswindle; pow; race; richardblumenthal; robsimmons; senate; simmons; vets; vietnam

1 posted on 05/20/2010 3:48:22 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

Whew! NARROWLY missed making a fool of myself...thought the title said “Vietnam POW endorses Blumenthal in Conn. Senate race” and my knee jerk reaction was: “Shameful. Simply shameful. How could he do that?”

Thank goodness I blinked twice and read again! It made no sense!

2 posted on 05/20/2010 3:57:29 AM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: rlmorel

Same here. I need a second cupajava.

3 posted on 05/20/2010 3:59:14 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines '66-'67)
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To: ComputerGuy

Me too!! D*mn dyslexia;)

4 posted on 05/20/2010 4:04:11 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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To: Scanian
"He retired from the Marine Corp..." (from source)

Great. Not enough to have a POTUS who can't pronounce the word "Corps" properly, NOW we have a newspaper editor and reporter who can't even spell it correctly... sheesh!

5 posted on 05/20/2010 4:36:33 AM PDT by castlebrew (Gun control means hitting where you're aiming!)
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To: castlebrew

Today’s J-school/communications degree is equivalent to the P.E. major of yesterday.

6 posted on 05/20/2010 5:16:39 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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