CNN's Paul Begala on Blumenthal Vietnam Lie: "It is Indefensible; A Catastrophic Mistake" - Video 5/17/10
Here is video of CNN's Paul Begala and Anderson Cooper discussing the news that Democrat U.S. Senate Candidate Richard Blumenthal has repeatedly lied about having served in the military "in Vietnam." Begala said it is "indefensible" if in fact - as it appears to be - that he never served in Vietnam.
BEGALA: "There is no good or ethical reason that he could have done that, Anderson. Uh, the guy ought to have a chance to respond. I saw the Times story as well. . . . You read those four words - 'I served in Vietnam.' That appears to be factually false. It is indefensible. It is a catastrophic mistake because it's not the sort of mistake people tend to make."
Blumenthal did serve in the Marine Corps Reserve, but never served "in Vietnam," as he has claimed.