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Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Character Test

Here's two responses to Vietnam:

"'I request duty in Vietnam. My billet preference is "Swift" boats with a second choice of Patrol Officer in PHR Squadron. ... I consider the opportunity to serve in Vietnam an extremely important part of being in the armed forces and believe that my request is in the best interests of the Navy.'--Ensign John Kerry, 10 February 1968

"'I was not prepared to shoot my eardrum out with a shotgun in order to get a deferment. Nor was I willing to go to Canada. So I chose to better myself by learning how to fly airplanes.' --George W. Bush, February 1990"

Taken from The Ruth Group.