A lot of attention has been paid over the last few days at Ted Nugent’s bizarre tirade at a CBS News reporter and producer, where he exploded in rage at the notion that he’s not a “moderate.” But there’s a smaller part of that story that got my attention:
Nugent did just have the dates from his just-begun Midwest Rock ‘n’ Roll Express cancelled by the U.S. Army – a group he considers the core of his support.
“These military guys are my blood brothers,” Nugent said.
“So then, when I hear that political correctness has somehow metastasized into the decision makers of the military, I was really let down that political correctness has any role at all in the military.”
Yes, the soldiers are his blood brothers. Except, of course, he refused to join those blood brothers in Vietnam. And I’m fine with that; I think those who dodged the draft in Vietnam did the right thing, especially those who stood up and said they were refusing to fight because the war was wrong on every level. But Nugent didn’t do that. When faced with the possibility of going to war, Nugent shit his pants. Literally.
“He 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.”
See, he loves his “blood brothers” so much that he didn’t want to subject them to his poor hygiene. That’s a True Patriot.