Wow. I'm just bowled over with shock. The leading Democratic contender for President is now being rung up as a draft-dodger.
In the 10 months after his graduation from Yale, time he might otherwise have spent in uniform, Dr. Dean lived the life of a ski bum in Aspen, Colo. His back condition did not affect his skiing the way the rigors of military service would have, he said, nor did it prevent him from taking odd jobs like pouring concrete in the warm months and washing dishes when it got cold.
Even the candidate's mother, Andree Maitland Dean, said in a recent interview about his skiing after receiving a medical deferment, "Yeah, that looks bad."
Hmmm…draft-dodger….Democrat…where have I head this before?? Sounds like the other Dems are starting to get a little desperate against Dean. Wrong tactic, fellas. All you have to do is point out that Dean can't beat Bush….which, of course, is true…but I'm hoping no one notices.