"A problem as serious and complicated as gun violence will always have multiple causes. One key cause is Americans' easy access to firearms without background checks that would keep firearms away from criminals and others."
"I meant to say that I was a veterinarian, not a veteran," Blumenthal told a press conference in Hartford. "I left off the last three syllables to conserve time, so I could go back to work for the people of Connecticut."
Shame on Richard Blumenthal for misrepresenting, or misspeaking, or whatever he did. He has nothing to be proud of as far as that goes. But who appointed Chris Matthews the spokesman for duty, honor and country?
The example of resiliency-through-shamelessness set by Paterson, Vitter, and Ensign provides a valuable lesson now for Richard Blumenthal. The fact that he has not withdrawn shows he may be heeding it.