He’s Perfect II – Rudy Dodged Draft?

Rudy Giuliani is looking more and more like George W. Bush and the best candidate for the 2008 Presidential Election – if you are a Republican, or so inclined.  When the New Yorker comes after a New Yorker, they don’t play.  Can’t you picture Rudy sparkin’ it with Bill Walton and ruminating on the historically reactionary politics of California and New York governors.  Peace, dude!

clipped from nymag.com
To recap: After receiving several deferments as a student, Giuliani applied for an occupational deferment as a law clerk, but his application was rejected. Giuliani appealed their decision, and asked the federal judge he was clerking for to petition the draft board for him. Which the judge did. When his deferment expired in 1970, Giuliani became susceptible to the draft. He received a high number and was never called. Giuliani “has made it clear that if he had been called up, he would have served,” says Katie Levinson, Giuliani’s spokesperson. He was opposed to the war in Vietnam on “strategic and tactical” grounds, she says. Asked to clarify what tactics Giuliani opposed, Levinson declined to offer specifics. “Voters will choose the next commander-in-chief based on their whole record, and we believe the mayor’s record speaks for itself.”

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