So a horrible weekly rag finds the scoop that Governor Pataki's son is about to graduate, and wants the marines to send him to Fallujah-on-the-Charles instead of Iraq. (actually, the law school is unspecified) http://nypress.com/18/26/pagetwo/newshole4.cfm I think they're being a bit harsh on the lad. he is 22, independant and his own man - he should not have to answer for the warmongering of his old man. Especially as it seems he must have joined the ROTC around Sept 11th, 2001 - a very laudable act. I know the marines are missing their recruitment goals, but they should think pretty carefully on this. If he's gonna stay at Yale, well, is there a better training ground for urban warzones than New Haven? And war is hell, but surely the lawyers here will tell you how diabolical torts and depositions are. Yet at the same time...children of politicians are likely to get deferments & avoid hellholes. Where have I heard that before?