posted on Jul, 6 2015 @ 03:28 PM
you know a funny story is that John Fogerty finagled his way into a Army Reserve unit and only pulled six months active duty in the states,whereas
the person the song was written about (David Eisenhower grandson of Dwight D. Eisenhower) volunteered and served three years active duty while in
the Navy Reserve.
sounds kinda hypocritical to me.
another thing, i'll have to see if i can find it the link for it. two reasons why supposedly lawmakers sons didn't serve or avoid service.
one was during that era most congressmen were 40 plus, very few had children or grandchildren between 18 and 26 years old.
of the 234 House of Representatives and Senate members that did have children within age range just a little over half 118 took college deferments
to avoid serving, just like the thousands of others that did.
or the reports i've read of close to 70,000 that hit the road to Canada or Mexico. never heard of the first congressmens child that did.
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ETA: oh i forgot to mention that the song was written because he didn't like nixion, and used David Eisenhower becuase he married nixion's daughter.
the song was written in 1969, three years after John Fogerty did his finagling.
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