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February 09, 2011

Skeletor Isn't Exactly Taking DC By Storm

New Junior Senator from Connecticut, Richard Blumenthal, creates more facepalm moments than your drunken Mom sassing a traffic cop.

Shows up late for work.

Blumenthal got a stern talking to from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid after showing up five minutes late to preside over the session, according to the Washington Times.

Misstates his personal history yet again.

"I'm new to the Senate but I'm not new to this battle. Since the days of Roe v. Wade, when I clerked for Justice Blackmun, as a state legislator, as attorney general, I have fought this battle," Blumenthal said. CT Mirror points out that Blumenthal actually clerked for Blackmun in 1974, a year after the decision.

Makes a poor choice for his chief of staff.

"This is a very unfair route you are going down," she said. "We'll remember this."

That's right. Laurie Rubiner (former Planned Parenthood exec) threatened the CT Mirror about reporting Blumenthal's misstatement.

Reporters love that. They loved it so much, they wanted to share it with the world, and printed it.

There's something in the psyche of certain fabulously wealthy fops that demands they create fantasy-memories of gallantry and glory for themselves.

And something in us that demands we point at them and laugh.


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