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Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) says lying about your military service is different if you're a Republican.

Because I know how much Rachel Maddow irks the wingnuts on LL when she points out their own hypocrisy...........

So Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduces an amendment making it a crime to lie about your military service, and just days later, a Republican senate candidate is caught misrepresenting his service.

The question is: Does the bill apply to Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) in the same way it applied to the original target -- Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D)? Would Kirk have committed a crime?

The answer, according to Hatch’s office, is no.

“The amendment’s intent is clear – it would make lying about serving in active duty in the military for the purposes of career advancement a misdemeanor,” Hatch spokesman Antonia Ferrier said.

The language of the amendment, though, is pretty broad, and it seems it could be construed to a

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Added: Jun-2-2010 
By: EventHorizon2012
Tags: Blumenthal, Kirk, Hatch amendment, military service, lying, fishsticks
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