Politicians never lie, they just “misstate”

“We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam, and you exemplify it. Whatever we think about the war, whatever we call it, Afghanistan or Iraq — we owe our military men and women unconditional support.” Richard Blumenthal, Norwalk in March 2008.

Again, TheHill.com covers for politicians when reporting Vice President Biden’s joke about Richard Blumenthal’s Vietnam service record reporting that Blumenthal “misstated” his service record.  At various times the media has reported that Blumenthal “misspoke” and “misstated” his record.  One has to wonder after how many “misstatements” it becomes a lie.  Usually that is the FIRST OR SECOND TIME you state something that is untrue.

Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday took an unexpected dig at Democratic Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal for misstating his military service record….Blumenthal became the brunt of Republican criticism after The New York Times reported he misstated his service record during the Vietnam War on several occasions.  TheHill.com