You may get your chance to find out tonight on 60 Minutes.
Oh, I think it's clear that my Dad the Navy Captain didn't have quite the name recognition that George H.W. Bush did, particularly in the state where I signed up. That there was what's known as a rhetorical question. ;)
IMHO, the way you've presented it is really compelling. If other people were to recount their own history in the NG/Reserves/active duty during that time period, the contrast to Dubya might be quite effective. Particularly someone who served in the TANG.
My story -- undergraduate student deferment (was that 2-S?). My draft lottery number was 149, so I retained my deferment the first year (they went up to 195), then dropped the deferment when it was announced that the draft would go only as far as 125 the next year. So I was briefly 1-A, then reverted to post-draftable status (1-Y?).
I was and am relieved that I never had to make the decision ... which, if I'd been forced to, would have been emigration.
Makes me glad I'm a girl, but yeah, enquiring minds wanna know?
He's already a shifty bastard just for lying his ass off about the reasons for going to war in Iraq, but yeah, while I don't think the reasons for electing Kerry include that he has a good war record that is three decades old, I do think that a man caught lying about his war record and then attempting to piss on Kerry's anti-war commentary (also 30 years old), when he weaseled out of service is beyond appalling and demonstrates just what a conniving slimy asshole GW is.