Fresh Paint
Saturday, May 01, 2004
The New York Times > Washington > Campaign 2004 > Cheney's Five Draft Deferments During the Vietnam Era Emerge as a Campaign Issue:
On Oct. 6, 1965, the Selective Service lifted its ban against drafting married men who had no children. Nine months and two days later, Mr. Cheney's first daughter, Elizabeth, was born. On Jan. 19, 1966, when his wife was about 10 weeks pregnant, Mr. Cheney applied for 3-A status, the "hardship" exemption, which excluded men with children or dependent parents. It was granted.
Talk about manufacturing excuses...

I will shut up now and go do something useful.

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