Do you think George W. Bush had his father fix it so he had a cushy National Guard enlistment?

rather than having to go fight in Vietnam?

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  • ?
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    I'm still trying to figure out who smuggled Billybob Clinton out of the country to avoid the draft so the guys in the military wouldn't find out he's an unrepentant bed wetter.

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  • Jadis
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Are you implying that our National Guard is some kind of joke? Lots of people enlist in the Guard for a variety of reasons.

    Were you upset that Clinton was a total draft-dodger? I am constantly amazed by the "enlightened" people who have no problem with Clinton's actions to get out of Vietnam, yet roast Bush for being in the Guard.

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  • JerH1
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Yes. The ability of the wealthy is well-connected to get out of service in Vietnam is one great disgrace from that period. While I don't blame Bush (and Dan Quayle, and dozens of other young men) for not wanting to go and get shot at, it's shameful that they were able to do so.

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  • 1 decade ago

    TX had a Dem govt then. Bush the elder was a freshman Rep Congressman at the time. He didn't have that much influence.

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  • Pop D
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    No question about it. George W. Bush was afraid to go to Viet Nam so daddy helped him out. Now he thinks he is so tough. what a joke.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Do you think that Clintons mother fixed it so he could protest against the US in Russia instead of go to Viet Nam?

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  • 1 decade ago

    GB senior didn't have to. it's a natural easement of sorts -- the son of a powerful and prominent public figure is always going to be slotted in the safety zone, unless he personally objects and asks to be shipped to the front line. de facto standard.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    VIPs often get special treatment. You will see this in all types of situations. Just because somebody went to war does not make them the best candidate for government office.

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  • 1 decade ago

    yeah and he helped Clinton skip on over to Canada so he wouldn't go either

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  • 1 decade ago

    Obviously.

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