The GAFFE-ted One
There goes Barry again, blabbering away without a teleprompter.
The community organizer was asked if he ever considered military service...
"You know, I actually did. I had to sign up for Selective Service [a means of conscription in case of war] when I graduated from high school.
"And I was growing up in Hawaii. And I have friends whose parents were in the military. There are a lot of Army, military bases there.
"And I actually always thought of the military as an ennobling and, you know, honourable option. But keep in mind that I graduated in 1979.
The Vietnam War had come to an end. We weren't engaged in an active military conflict at that point. And so, it's not an option that I ever decided to pursue."
On March 25, 1975, Pres. Gerald Ford signed Proclamation 4360, Terminating Registration Procedures Under Military Selective Service Act, eliminating the registration requirement for all 18-25 year old male citizens.
Jimmy Carter re-instated it on July 2, 1980.
Maybe he signed up in New Pennsylvania and the scientific community is united in that fact.
Here's Obama at a rally in New Philadelphia. Ohio.