Despite your mistaken knee-jerk jingo belief that I have any beliefs
invested in Clinton (beyond the belief that his inability to keep his dick
in his pants was incredibly stupid), you might have bothered to read up a
little on his draft status.
"the events outlined above are basically correct, at least until the author
draws the fallacious conclusion that Clinton was a criminal for his
Clinton subsequently, though family and political connections, obtains a
Navy Billet from the local naval reserve unit and temporary draft
protection from the Garland County Draft Board, allowing him to start at
Oxford - special treatment that was not uncommon for Rhode's Scholars of
While his conduct may have been immoral and was undoubtedly unethical, it
was not illegal under the laws at that time and, thus, the conclusion drawn
that he was the first pardoned criminal to serve as President is
fallacious. He craftily manipulated the system, but he had the proper and
legal right to do everything he did. He was never AWOL, never guilty of
failing to report, was never a criminal under public law and, thus, was not
among those pardoned by President Carter in 1977."
If Clintin's use of political influence stirs abhorrence in your breast,
then you must be incredibly disgusted with Shrub-boy, Cheney, Feith,
Wolfowitz, and the rest of that whole sick NeoCon koolaid sucking crew.
The imposition of sanctions for violation of "political correctness"
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