OK, so I really couldn’t settle on a post title for this one (“Primitive Man” and “Wango Tango” also came to mind)…
But that hasn?t stopped Nugent from insisting that if he HAD served, he would have been one big mofo soldier. As the Rutland Herald reported, Here’s what Nugent said he would have done if he went to Vietnam:
“? if I would have gone over there, I’d have been killed, or I’d have killed, or I’d kill all the hippies in the foxholes ? I would have killed everybody,” he told the Detroit Free Press in an interview published July 15, 1990.”
The Herald also noted that Nugent?s efforts to avoid the draft make President Bush look like a war hero.
(Nugent claims) that 30 days before his Draft Board Physical, he stopped all forms of personal hygiene. The last 10 days he ingested nothing but junk food and Pepsi, and a week before his physical, he stopped using the bathroom altogether, virtually living inside his pants caked with excrement and urine. That spectacle won Nugent a deferment.
Sean Hannity went to ridiculous lengths Friday night (8/24/07) to defend Nugent’s threatening rants against Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. FOX & Friends whitewashed Nugent’s comments the next day. Apparently, this “patriot” can do no wrong on the “We like America” network.
Nugent’s Selective Service records (which you can also see at the link above) show that he got student deferments in Feb ’67 and Feb ’68 before he pulled that stunt to fail the physical. He graduated high school in ’67, and was already a member of the Amboy Dukes (and allegedly touring) by then, which would but a bit of a crimp in acquiring post-HS education.
Funny stuff. The Motor City Madman truly is mad.