33 Years Later, Draft Becomes Topic for DeanKnow this: Drudge is pushing this NY Times story on his site, meaning that it's being fed into the wingnut media machine as we speak. We say the Repubs better not make any - ANY deal out of this. Not with the AWOL thug as their leader. Watch this one carefully, readers. And strike them hard if they go there.
In the winter of 1970, a 21-year-old student from Yale walked into his armed services physical in New York carrying X-rays and a letter from his orthopedist, eager to know whether a back condition might keep him out of the military draft.
This was not an uncommon scene in 1970, when medical deferments were a frequently used avenue for those reluctant to take part in the unpopular war in Vietnam. And this story would have little interest save that Howard Dean was the name of the young man. Now, 33 years later, he finds himself a leading Democrat in the quest for the party's nomination to be president of the United States.
Saturday, November 22
They Better Not DARE...
Posted by Howard Hoffman at 7:07 PM