There's a Reason They Call Him
'Dick' by Ann Coulter 10/13/2010
If the Bush administration ever
treated terrorism suspects the way Connecticut Attorney General Richard
Blumenthal treats law-abiding citizens and small businesses, even
would have blanched.
This activist, interventionist Democrat -- like his identical, slightly
oily twin, Eliot Spitzer -- decided at age 5 he was going to be a U.S.
and then the first Jewish president. And he doesn't care how many lives
to destroy to get there.
Currently, Blumenthal is running for the U.S. Senate against Linda
Connecticut. He must be stopped.
Even his ideological ally, The New York Times, thinks he must
stopped. That paper ran a front-page expose on Blumenthal's lies about
served in Vietnam, violating a century-old Times tradition of never
information unflattering to a Democrat.
Blumenthal apologized for lying about being in Vietnam, saying, "I take
full responsibility." Who else was he considering blaming? The voices
Among Blumenthal's taxpayer-funded citizen-persecution projects was the
waged against Gina Kolb, owner of Computer Plus Center in East
After selling $17.2 million worth of computers and servers to the state
2001, Kolb found herself being sued by Blumenthal for $1.75 million for
allegedly overcharging the state $500,000.
Publicity-whore Blumenthal sent out an accusatory press release about
saying: "No supplier should be permitted to shortchange or overcharge
state without severe consequences."
Soon thereafter, Kolb was arrested at her home on seven first-degree
charges, courtesy of Connecticut's crazily hyperactive attorney
Wonder why you have a $4 billion deficit, Nutmeggers? Blumenthal's
investigations into responsible, law-abiding citizens like Kolb have
more than the entire Iraq War. (And that's just the cost of the paper
Blumenthal's 12 billion press releases!)
A court dismissed all charges against Kolb and her company in 2008. But
before this female businesswoman had her company completely shattered
pathologically ambitious attorney general.
I'm sorry, I know you need to be on television every single day, Dick,
that's not enough of a reason to destroy innocent citizens' lives, much
use taxpayer money to do so.
Kolb was far from the only innocent citizen persecuted by Blumenthal.
reason we know her story is that, instead of moving as far away from
Connecticut as she could, Kolb turned around and sued the state for
her constitutional rights.
The jury agreed, awarding her $18 million for Blumenthal's "pattern of
conduct" that destroyed Kolb's business and impugned her integrity.
Noticeably, the attorney general who spends most of his waking hours
reporters, holding press conferences and issuing press releases did not
peep about Kolb's total vindication in court, despite his having
blackened her name. Perhaps he was busy attending a fake Vietnam
reunion that day.
To the contrary, Blumenthal continued using the power of his office to
Kolb. This is the problem with government officials using taxpayer
further their own political ambitions: No one could tell him to cut his
and stop harassing Kolb.
Blumenthal filed a blizzard of motions -- at taxpayer expense --
jury's verdict in favor of Kolb. One of them finally succeeded in
judge to reduce the damages to Kolb, who presumably is now living in
under an assumed name so Blumenthal doesn't start making crank calls to
(She should go to Vietnam! Blumenthal will never find her there!)
Connecticut taxpayers spent millions of dollars harassing this innocent
businesswoman, successfully destroying a profitable, job-creating
company in the state and one law-abiding taxpayer in the process.
Blumenthal's 24-hour publicity office managed to produce a gleaming
release on the reduction of Kolb's damages award, in which he vowed to
"continue fighting to overturn this verdict."
Asked by Charles Kochakian of the New Haven Register about the
whether Blumenthal ever released a statement when a victim of his legal
harassment was vindicated, Blumenthal essentially said: No one is ever
vindicated. Just because no wrongdoing was found, he said, doesn't mean
wrongdoing didn't occur.
Welcome to Connecticut, where you're guilty until proved innocent (and
never be proved innocent).
Most shockingly, Blumenthal said he would never issue a press release
of his publicly accused targets being vindicated because "new evidence
"New evidence may well emerge" that Dick Blumenthal is a child
molesting ax murderer. But until it does, no one has a right to say so.
ACLU? Heard of Dick Blumenthal?
Everyone in Connecticut knows Blumenthal's name, largely on account of
daily press conferences for nearly two decades as attorney general,
lawsuits to combat every minor inconvenience. Arby's served jalapeno
114 degrees? Blumenthal is holding a press conference at noon!
This hyperactive, publicity-mad lunatic is constantly announcing new
far beyond the purview of his office, like some New England version of
Chavez. This won him the title: "Worst Attorney General in the
Country" from the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
He's sued power companies for contributing to "global warming,"
asking the courts to impose cap and trade -- a bill so absurd neither
the Democratic Senate will touch it.
He's sued gun companies, trying to hold them responsible for criminal
third parties involving guns.
He's sued tobacco companies so he could extort millions of dollars for
law firm and other legal cronies overseeing the shakedown -- I mean
Blumenthal is now in a tight race with Linda McMahon for the U.S.
understand why Connecticut would like to get rid of him, but that's no
to foist this menace on the rest of the country. How about sending him