Richard Blumenthal’s Baseball Heresy

As if lying about his Vietnam service wasn’t enough, Ben Smith digs up this tidbit about Connecticut’s Attorney General:

A source sends over another rather Coakley-esque detail, this from a 2003 Newsday capsule profile of Blumenthal.

Favorite baseball teams: Yankees and the Red Sox

You can’t really favor both, can you?

No, you can’t.

It’s like a candidate for Mayor of Toledo, Ohio saying his favorite college teams were the Buckeyes and the Wolverines.

It just isn’t done.

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  1. DC Loser says:

    Whatever he does, he’s going to piss off half the state either way.

  2. Brummagem Joe says:

    I see the latest PPP poll has him 12 points ahead of McMahon whatever his taste in baseball. And you can like both teams actually. I’ve been to games when they’ve been playing third parties and rooted for both. It’s when they play each other that you have to take sides. Only those obsessed by partisanship could think otherwise Doug.