First, it was Mitt Romney having “fun getting to know Ted Nugent,” but now, the rest of post-Mesozoic America is getting to join in. On last night’s The Young Turks, host Cenk Uygur detailed one more fascinating chapter in the tough-talking rock dinosaur’s past: his avoidance of service in Vietnam. Uygur recounts the explanation Nugent gave in 1977, dubs him “coward” about 18 times, and crowns him “The Weakest Man In America.”
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By now everyone has probably heard the story about how Ted Nugent managed to get out of serving in the Vietnam war, where he literally quit bathing for a week and was urinating and defecating in his pants so the draft board would think he was insane. The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur took not only Nugent to task for his tough talk when it comes to people other than himself going to serve in our military interventions, but his fellow chickenhawks as well.