As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Everything About Tom Tancredo Revealed

Now we know why Tancredo seems so, well, crazy. It's because he likely is.

Last year, it was reported that in 1970, after Tancredo's student deferments ran out, he appealed his 1-A draft status, which would have put him at the top of the list for draft eligibility during the Vietnam War.

Tancredo said he didn't remember it that way. But he said he was given a 1-Y status, which put him at the bottom of the list, when he reported that he had been treated for mental illness as a teenager.

Tancredo said he was diagnosed with depression when he was 16 or 17 and received medication for five years for panic attacks and bouts of anxiety and depression.

It's all so clear now.

Turns out Tancredo voted against increasing mental health services for returning veterans. He was one of only 39 Representatives to do so.

Maybe he thinks they should have gotten a cushy way out of the war in the first place like he did?

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