Alive In '65
With help from Steve at No More Mister Nice Blog, I found a memorable factoid today, in a story by Slate's Timothy Noah that mentions how Dick Cheney avoided the draft during the Vietnam War:
*Oct. 26, 1965: The Selective Service declares that married men without children, who were previously exempted from the draft, will now be called up. Married men with children remain exempt.
Turns out Cheney's "other priorities" centered around getting his wife Lynne pregnant.
What's interesting, for me, is discovering that 10/26/65 was an important day in my life as well. My father was 24 at the time, and still draftable -- but he already had two kids, my brother Mike and myself. And 10/26 is not only my mother's birthday, it's also Hillary Clinton's.
I love the smell of synchronicity in the morning.