Blumenthal should have known better, and even Republican Rob Simmons ought to look out: In the WWE universe, the McMahons are always the bad guys. And the same way a "face" wrestler should never turn his back on the "heel" (especially if he is picking up a folding chair), nobody on either side of the Republican Senatorial battle should turn their backs on Linda McMahon.
For it appears as if she delivered the hit from behind on Richard Blumenthal:
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal’s campaign for the United States Senate has been holed below the waterline by a devastating New York Times expose of Blumenthal’s false claims to have served in Vietnam. The piece, fed to the paper by the Linda McMahon Seante campaign, is accompanied by a chilling 2008 video of Blumenthal blithely making the false claim.
The Blumenthal Bombshell comes at the end of more than 2 months of deep, persistent research by Republican Linda McMahon’s Senate campaign. It gave the explosive Norwalk video recording to The Times. This is what comes of $16 million, a crack opposition research operation and an opponent who...gave them the sword.
But just because the heel knocks out the champ doesn't mean that he assumes the belt. No, in the McMahon's family business it is usually just the start of a power struggle, fought inside and outside the ring, to position oneself favorably and gain the advantages necessary to make final victory all the more likely.
So Linda's not done throwing chairs. She's getting ready for the next round against Rob Simmons, her strongest primary opponent, who has already grabbed the microphone and begun trash-talking on Mrs. WWE:
"....it’s matched in some respects by Mrs. McMahon who brought the charge -- when just a few months ago it was disclosed that she did not tell the truth about her college education and her degree -- which is again something everybody should realy know," Simmons said, referring to a Hartford Courant report that McMahon claimed on documents filed with her appointment to the State Board of Education that she had a degree in education, when her degree was in French.
A pretty light punch, Rob. If you are going in against a heavyweight like McMahon, you'd better come up with something better, especially if you are looking to overcome her daunting lead in the polls...
Like a breakaway table, some aluminum ladders, or a pretty girl to distract the referee while you deliver some cheap shots....