Ball point pen on todays newsprint

Richard Blumenthal's resume would be the envy of anyone running for public office, graduating from Harvard College magna cum laude, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, editorial chairman of The Harvard Crimson, selected for a Fiske Fellowship to study at Cambridge University, earned his Juris Doctorate from Yale Law School, editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal, and serving as Connecticut's Attorney General. Why would a guy with that resume stretch the truth by saying he served in Vietnam when he did not?