Here's a pretty harsh graphic reminder that George W. Bush used his father's family connections to get a National Guard position (to which he apparently never felt like showing up) during Vietnam and thus avoid going overseas. Not that this is huge, breaking news. It's just a shame. I remember reading about how JFK also used his father's influence during WWII. Except he used his Dad's influence to get *into* active duty despite the debilitating back and gastrointestinal diseases that should have disqualified him. What a difference.