Senate hopefuls Mark Kirk (R) and Dick Blumenthal (D) will likely be dogged from now until November by accusations that they embellished their military backgrounds. But as galling as their transgressions may be, they're part of a rich, scandalous tradition of American pols exaggerating--or simply lying about--their service records in front of the right crowds, when they think they can get away with it.See the entire list at TPM.
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Interesting: List of politicians who lied about their service
Coming off a nice Memorial Day weekend in Richmond, I noticed this post from Taking Points Memo which traces the history of politicians who have been less than honest about their military service: