George W. Bush: Yeah, right. He was in uniform. Big deal. See http://www.awolbush.com/
Bill Clinton: He may have launched a few cruise missiles to
distract us from a dalliance with a girl half his age, but our judges
believe he wasn't bellicose enough to make the cut. Your mileage may
Tom Delay: "DeLay's excuse for having a yellow streak as wide as
the Rio Grande down his back is truly imaginative, if you take a delight
in the bizarre. The man who believes Dioxin is good for you (again, we are
not making this up), claims that he volunteered for Vietnam, but all the
spots were taken up by minorities, so he was not allowed to serve. Clearly
all those years of exposure to toxic chemicals had some serious side
effects on 'Ol Tom." - Esther and/or Jeff Clark
Sean Hannity: Too young for 'Nam, but anyone that bellicose
could have horned in on Panama or Desert Storm somehow.
Paul Harvey: A complicated case. We're working on a dossier.
Trent Lott: "Dear Sir or Madam, Please be advised that Trent
"Cheerleader" Lott is NOT a senator from Louisiana as you have mislabeled
him but rather from the state of Mississippi. We have enough problems in
Louisiana without someone thinking this toupee wearing, right wing fop is
our Senator! - Please correct your entry and keep up the good work! - Rev.
Kenneth M. Kafoed"
Ted Nugent: An amusing case. We're working on a dossier.
Richard Perle: We're working on a dossier.
Ronald Reagan: A complicated case. He remains listed because our
judges believe his bellicosity outweighs his relatively painless
Pat Robertson: As we recall it, Pete McCloskey charged that
Robertson's father got him posted to Japan shortly after his unit arrived
in Korea. Robertson responded with a libel suit, which he later dropped.
"[His own] libel suit [against fellow former Marine Pete McCloskey] turned
out to be an embarrassment to Robertson. During depositions, Paul Brosnan,
Jr., a retired university professor who served with Robertson in Korea,
backed up [Congressman Pete] McCloskey's claim and went even further,
asserting that the televangelist had consorted with prostitutes and had
sexually harassed a Korean cleaning girl who worked in the barracks."
--Rob Boston, The Most Dangerous Man in America, Prometheus Books,
Steven Spielberg: We read his films as ultimately adding to the
glorification of war. Perhaps we're wrong. This nomination has been
challenged, and is open to debate.
John Wayne: "Another notable Hollywood faker to consider is
Marion Morrison. Born in 1907, he decided to jump past his competitors
like Jimmy Stewart and Henry Fonda by using his married status as a reason
to avoid volunteering for the cause. As John Wayne, a phony name for a
phony man, he played a lot of war heroes, while he ran away from anything
resembling patriotism, except the pose. - Ray Duray