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Inland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:15 PM
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Fortunate Son ( Pataki's son seeks three year deferment to service)
http://www.nypress.com/18/26/pagetwo/newshole4.cfm


With supreme guts and righteousness, President Bush went into Iraq," Gov. Pataki told the Republican National Convention last August. The place erupted with applause. It was all very stirring.



Almost one year later, Pataki's son Teddy is, with supreme guts and righteousness, seeking a three-year law school deferment from the Marines, which last week commissioned the recent Yale grad as a second lieutenant.



The governor, who himself received a medical deferment during the Vietnam War because of poor eyesight, has said he hopes his son is granted the deferment. Of course he does. No doubt all the parents of New York's nearly 100 war dead also wish their children could have gotten deferments. But they couldn't. They got killed instead.



During the run-up to the invasion, Pataki was one of Bush's biggest war whores in the Northeast, taking his pro-war stump speech on the road to warn New Yorkers about the imminent threat posed by Saddam Hussein. Since the governor's support for the war has yet to waver, it is more than a little annoying to hear him publicly wishing for his son's deferral.

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nini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:25 PM
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1. Air America is talking about this right now
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UCLA Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:34 PM
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2. Textbook definition of "chicken hawk."
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pinerow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:35 PM
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3. What a bunch of jack-asses...
my apologies to real jack-asses...
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jmaier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 05:41 PM
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4. Actually,
deferments for law, dental and medical school are pretty common in all branches of the service fill the ranks of JAG and medical officers. What Ted Pataki is doing isn't dishonorable, or unusual, and happens everyday to folks in similar positions from all backgrounds (political and economic).

Sheesh -- pick on something that is real. There is plenty of malfeasence to target.
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5. Duplicat topic
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