Dick Cheney's Five Deferments
But hey, christian soldiers, keep sending your kids into Cheney's war by voting Republican. After all, those durn Democrats is all out to steal y'er bibles...at least that is what the GOP wants you to think when you vote to send your boys and girls to be obliterated in the war for oil.
1st deferment: Cheney enrolled in Casper Community College in January 1963 -- he turned 22 that month -- and sought his first student deferment on March 20.
2nd deferment: (student) after transferring to the University of Wyoming on July 23, 1963.
3rd deferment: (student) on Oct. 14, 1964.
4th deferment: attended graduate school at the University of Wyoming on Nov. 1, 1965.
5th deferment: On Oct. 6, 1965, the Selective Service lifted its ban against drafting married men who had no children. Nine months and two days later, Cheney had his first daughter. Cheney applied for 3-A status, the ''hardship'' exemption, which excluded men with children or dependent parents. It was granted.