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Thread #59521 Message #949138
Posted By: NicoleC
09-May-03 - 01:16 AM
Thread Name: BS: Bush national guard performance
Subject: RE: BS: Bush national guard performance
I'm not "Dreaded Guest," Doug, I don't make this shiite up for kicks. From all reports, GWB did indeed fail to show up for almost 18 months of National Guard service, in which he was supposed to be bravely protecting Texas from the Mexican Air Force. (Hell, I got a better pilot aptitude score when I was trying to enlist, and I'm half blind!)
Meanwhile, he campaigned making cracks about Clinton's Vietnam draft dodging, which is not only true for almost every successful politician we have, but DUH!
Pot. Kettle. Black.
When the Pres is Commander in Chief of the armed forces and seems to have no issues asking other people to risk their lives in service, I think it's very valid to weigh their own military record. Personally, I'd rather have a Pres who never signed up at all than one who swore an oath to serve, and then didn't bother to keep it. It shows neither principle nor fortitude.
Of course, I don't think GWB is keeping his Presidential oath to Protect and serve the Constitution of the United States, either. Anyone who declares, "There ought to be limits to freedom," just doesn't remotely understand the Constitution, let alone have the gumption to try and protect it.