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Posted on 10/28/2010 3:19:29 AM PDT by Scanian
IT has been said that American politics and professional wres tling share a paucity of honest emotions. But Linda McMahon, who as CEO built World Wrestling Entertainment into a billion-dollar company, might think comparing wrestling to politics insults wrestling. As she seeks the Senate seat being vacated by Chris Dodd, she says the honesty deficit concerns not emotions but facts.
Her Democratic opponent, Richard Blumenthal, who served six years in the Legislature, has been Connecticut's attorney general for 20 years, so he knows how to parse sentences. Yet his penchant for (to be polite) tactical imprecision goes beyond his various falsehoods -- he says he "misspoke" every time -- about serving in Vietnam.
He says he served on "active duty" in the Marine Reserve. That's true only if training is counted. He says he joined in 1970, even though the draft lottery gave him a high number that made him unlikely to be conscripted. His number, however, was 152, and men with numbers up to 195 were vulnerable to induction. In 2002, he said he enlisted because he had a "pretty low draft number."
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Does he mean “Smackdown?”
“Because there are fewer jobs in Connecticut than there were 20 years ago, McMahon, who has created more than 500 Connecticut jobs, could crib an ad from Ron Johnson. The GOP businessman, who’s running ahead of Wisconsin’s incumbent senator, says:
‘There are 100 members of the US Senate. Fifty-seven of them, including Russ Feingold, are lawyers. That’d be fine if we had a lawsuit to settle, but we have an economy to fix. There are zero manufacturers and one accountant. It’s no wonder we’re losing jobs and piling up debt . . . I know how to balance a budget, and I do know how to create jobs, and that’s something we could really use.’”
No, slapping seems more appropriate to Blumenthal.
...”There are 100 members of the US Senate. Fifty-seven of them, including Russ Feingold, are lawyers. Thatd be fine if we had a lawsuit to settle, but we have an economy to fix. There are zero manufacturers and one accountant. Its no wonder were losing jobs and piling up debt . . . I know how to balance a budget, and I do know how to create jobs, and thats something we could really use.
And, repeating again.
Indeed. Think this’ll get to Linda in the final frenzy?