Over at Altercation today:
“And speaking of Cheney, did you know that he received four 2-S draft deferments — granted to students — from 1963 through 1965 while he was a student at the University of Wyoming. He married Lynne in 1964, and was thus banned from the draft.
But in October 1965, the Selective Service announced that married men without children could then be drafted. Exactly nine months and two days later — on July 28, 1966 — his first child was born. Cheney hadn’t waited until her birth before he sought a 3-A deferment classification — given to those with dependents. He did so when Lynne was only 10 weeks pregnant.”