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Pataki's Son - Marine Now or JAG Later

The left wing nutjobs are working themselves into a frenzy because of Governor Pataki's son, Teddy Pataki, was recently commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the US Marine Corps and wants to defer his service until he completes Law School.

Everyone from draft-loving Charlie Rangel to Atrios to the denizens of Kos are slobbering over this as another rich guy "deferrment!" - another attempt in using language to bring us back to the Viet Nam war days and turn the War on Terror into Iraqetnam...

Atrios uses his immense vocabulary and Soros funded position to say,

...Deferment?  What a wanker.

Well, if anyone of the "left wing brain trust" knew how to use Google, they would have found this bit of Marine Corps policy for new Lieutenants :

The Marine Corps offers those interested in law an exciting career in military jurisprudence. The Law Option is a post-baccalaureate degree program. You will postpone active duty until you have your law degree and are admitted to the bar.

Again, you don't have to be in the military to figure this stuff out.  You just have to know how to use a computer.  Something that the "101st Keyboardists" do not have a monopoly on...Besides, if you bothered to check the Marine Corps link at the top of this post, you would see what the Marines have to say about it.

One more thing - here is what the US Marine Corps posted about Teddy Pataki and his option to go to Law School.