Letter: Ted Nugent not so brave

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After boasting in a VH1 video about sex with underage girls and bragging about dodging the draft, NRA spokesmodel Ted Nugent decided to help Mitt Romney become president. Nugent called for the NRA faithful to “ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off.” He bleated, “I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year” if President Obama is re-elected.

This conservative rocker will not convince many of the moderate Republicans, Latinos and women who are needed for victory to vote for Romney. Nugent’s boast a few years ago of avoiding the draft by not bathing or changing his clothes for one month -- and intentionally relieving himself in his pants for one week prior to his draft physical -- appeals to only a few. Real brave American, huh?

Mr. Nugent, the musician, uses outrageous showmanship and high-energy theatrics to thrill his faithful fans. NRA holy man Charlton Heston once said, “I’ll give you my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.” After listening to Ted play the guitar, it becomes perfectly clear that it should be quite easy to get his gun since his hands appear to be both cold and dead.

Gary Hobbs

Vancouver