Sunday, May 28, 2006

Thank You, Fallen Veterans

Take some time out this holiday weekend to remember what Memorial Day is all about. (Thanks, Dad. I'm lucky to still have you around.)

Daily Kos: Requiem for a Nightmare
  • President George W. Bush - served four years of a six years Nat'l Guard commitment, some say after daddy's friends pulled some strings to keep him out of Vietnam. The circumstances of his early separation from state-side service are still controversial (details)
  • Karl Rove, occasional Deputy Chief of Staff and alleged full time smear artist, escaped the draft and did not serve
  • VP Dick Cheney - several deferments, by marriage and timely fatherhood
  • Former VP Chief of Staff I. Lewis Scooter Libby - did not serve
  • Secretary of State and former NSA Condaleeza Rice - did not serve
  • Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist - did not serve.
  • Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert - did not serve.
  • Former House Majority Leader Tom Delay - did not serve
  • House Majority Whip Roy Blunt - did not serve
  • Majority Whip Mitch McConnell - did not serve
  • Rick Santorum, third ranking Republican in the Senate - did not serve.
  • Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott - did not serve

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