By Alex Distefano
By Scott Snowden
By Anna Merlan
By Steve Almond
By Jena Ardell
By Jon Campbell
By Alan Scherstuhl
By Tessa Stuart
Quote "Freedom requires hard work and sacrifice."
Military service None
ReasonStudent deferment (Johns Hopkins 1964; Harvard Business School 1966); 1-Y (flat feet) 1966.
Quote "I had a great agreement with the draft boardthey never called me and I never called them." (Bloomberg on Bloomberg)
Military service None
ReasonStudent (University of Texas 1974).
Quote "We are always mindful of the many sacrifices that our brave servicemen and women make in the line of duty. But mindfulness turns to reverence during wartime, as our soldiers fight to protect our freedoms and demonstrate their willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice."
And those who served:
Quote "Victory can be our only exit strategy."
Military service Marine Corps 195356
Quote "Everything You Need to Know I Learned in the Marines" [autobiography subtitle]
Military service U.S. Air Force Academy and air force 197889
Quote "We did the right thing going into Iraq. We can't just play defense and put up barriers to protect ourselves."
Sources includeWashington Monthly, Slate, Roll Call, Congressional Record, New Hampshire Gazette
Photo creditsGeorge W. Bush: White House photo by Erick Draper; Cheney: White House photo by Karen Ballard; Frist: courtesy of Senator Frist's office; Hastert: courtesy of Congressman Hastert's office; Rove: AP/Wide World; Ashcroft: courtesy of the Department of Justice; Wolfowitz: courtesy of the Department of Defense; Lott: courtesy of Senator Lott's office; DeLay: AP/Wide World; Giuliani: Gregoria Binuya/Retna; Schwarzenegger: courtesy of Governor Schwarzenegger's office; Santorum: courtesy of Senator Santorum's office; Brownback: courtesy of Senator Brownback's office; Chambliss: courtesy of Senator Chambliss's office; McConnell: courtesy of Senator McConnell's office; Abrams: Israel Hadari/newscom; Pataki: courtesy of Governor Pataki's office; Bloomberg: courtesy of Mayor Bloomberg's office; Jeb Bush: courtesy of Governor Bush's office; McCain: courtesy of Senator McCain's office; Miller: courtesy of Senator Miller's office; Wilson: courtesy of Congresswoman Wilson's office.