18 March 2008
Tag, Zip, Lex, Bud & Biff -- they're all now available for military service!
The Editorial Board of Agence-Vleeptron Presse would like to point out that now that Mitt Romney has dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, his five sons -- Tag, Boop, Vorky, Schmoo and Winky -- are all now available to join the United States military and help defeat terrorism in Asia. Or Latin America. Or Africa. Or Antarctica.
The crowds in Iowa went wild when Mitt Romney explained that his five sons had chosen more important service to America by "helping me get elected."
Mitt never served in uniform either. There was a war on then, too.
The Associated Press (US newswire)
8 August 2007
Sons Serve Country
Presidential Hopeful Defends His Five Sons' Lack Of Military Service
BETTENDORF, Iowa -- Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Wednesday defended his five sons' decision not to enlist in the military, saying they're showing their support for the country by "helping me get elected."
Romney, who did not serve in Vietnam due to his Mormon missionary work and a high draft lottery number, was asked the question by an anti-war activist after a speech in which he called for "a surge of support" for U.S. forces in Iraq.
Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, also saluted a uniformed soldier in the crowd and called for donations to military support organizations. Last week, he donated $25,000 to seven such organizations.
"The good news is that we have a volunteer Army and that's the way we're going to keep it," Romney told some 200 people gathered in an abbey near the Mississippi River that had been converted into a hotel. "My sons are all adults and they've made decisions about their careers and they've chosen not to serve in the military and active duty and I respect their decision in that regard."
He added: "One of the ways my sons are showing support for our nation is helping me get elected because they think I'd be a great president."
Romney's five sons range in age from 37 to 26 and have worked as real estate developers, sports marketers and advertising executives. They are now actively campaigning for their father and have a "Five Brothers" blog on Romney's campaign Web site ...
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