Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Theodore Anthony Nugent Draft Dodger?

Ordinarily when someone threatens to kill Presidential candidates the government takes a long hard look. Ted Nugent's recent death treats against Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are apparently being treated as performance art. One wonders what would have happened if similar threats had been lodged against Republican politicians.

I am sure Nugent is given slack because, like that other famous gun carrying Republican Dead Eye Dick Cheney, he has long been a super patriot. The Nuge reportedly told the Detroit Free Press in an 1990 interview.

"… if I would have gone over there, (to Vietnam) I'd have been killed, or I'd have killed, or I'd kill all the hippies in the foxholes … I would have killed everybody."
If he had just gone to Vietnam the world would be very different today. The man talks truth to power. He is a real alpha male.

Newshounds has a slightly different take for Nuge fans to consider. According to records obtained via the FOIA, super patriot Theodore Anthony Nugent received student deferments in 1967 and 1968, at the very moment his performance career was busiest. Three hundred performances in each of those years suggests precious little time for study. Somebody lied to the draft board.

Of course, Nugent's efforts to flunk a later draft physical are well known.

According to the Rutland Herald, Nuge
"claims that 30 days before his Draft Board Physical, he stopped all forms of personal hygiene. The last 10 days he ingested nothing but junk food and Pepsi, and a week before his physical, he stopped using the bathroom altogether, virtually living inside his pants caked with excrement and urine. That spectacle won Nugent a deferment."
Yep he has a lot in common with Dead Eye Dick. Both are chickenhawks who had better things to do with their youth than fight for their country. Both are more than happy to send other young men out to die to protect their lives of privilege. Oh, yeh, both love guns, probably because their personal short arms don't measure up.

That is just the comment of a guy on vacation.