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@klawls Mitch McCancer Factoids:

McConnell's eyes suffered from "Bone-Spurs" = Vietnam Draft-Dodger en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_McC…

In March 1967, shortly before the expiration of his educational draft deferment upon graduation from law school, McConnell enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve

@klawls as a private at Louisville, Kentucky.

This was a coveted position because the Reserve units were mostly kept out of combat during the Vietnam War. McConnell's first day of training at Fort Knox was July 9, 1967--two days after taking the bar exam--and his last day was

@klawls August 15, 1967.

Shortly after his arrival, McConnell was diagnosed with optic neuritis and was deemed medically unfit for military service as a result.

After just five weeks at Fort Knox, he was honorably discharged.

McConnell's brief time in service has repeatedly been

@klawls put at issue by his political opponents during his electoral campaigns.

Although McConnell has "allowed" reporters to examine parts of his military record and take notes, he has refused to allow copies to be made or to disclose his entire record, despite calls by his

@klawls opponents to do so.

McConnell's time in service has also been the subject of criticism because his discharge was accelerated after his Daddy placed a call to Senator John Sherman Cooper, who then sent a wire to the commanding general at Fort Knox on August 10th,

@klawls advising that "Mitchell [is] anxious to clear post in order to enroll in NYU."

Mitch was allowed to leave post just 5 days later, though McConnell maintains that no one helped him with his enlistment into or discharge from the reserves.

@klawls According to McConnell, he struggled through the exercises at basic training and was sent to a doctor for a #BoneSpurs physical examination, which revealed McConnell's optic neuritis.

McConnell did not attend NYU.

From 1968 to 1970, McConnell worked as an

@klawls aide to Senator Marlow Cook (R-KY), managing a legislative department consisting of five members as well as assisting with speech writing and constituent services.

In 1971, McConnell returned from Washington, D.C., to Louisville, where he worked for Tom

@klawls Emberton's candidacy for Governor of Kentucky, which was unsuccessful.

McConnell attempted to run for a seat in the state legislature, but was disqualified because he did not meet the residency requirements for the office.

McConnell then went to work for a law

@klawls firm for a few years.

During the same time period, McConnell taught a night class on Political Science at the University of Louisville.

In October 1974, McConnell returned to D.C. to fill a position as Deputy Assistant Attorney General under President Gerald R. Ford,

@klawls where he worked alongside Robert Bork, Laurence Silberman, and Antonin Scalia.

@klawls In 1977, McConnell was elected the Jefferson County Judge/Executive, the top political office in Jefferson County, Kentucky (Louisville)... and Mitch was re-elected in 1981.

@klawls Roger Ailes produced Mitch McConnell's 1984 Senate TV Advertisements.


... I hope that @russellcrowe plays a younger Roger Ailes.

Who will play a moppy-bone-spurs 1984 Mitch McConnell?

@klawls @russellcrowe See @ProPublica reporter @AlecMacGillis' biography of McConnell...who went "from a moderate Republican who supported Abortion Rights & Employee Unions to the embodiment of Partisan Obstructionism."


@klawls @russellcrowe @ProPublica @AlecMacGillis @AlecMacGillis convincingly argues that McConnell's transformation was "driven less by a shift in ideological conviction than by a desire to...stay in power at all costs."

@klawls @russellcrowe @ProPublica @AlecMacGillis I wonder...as @russellcrowe plays Roger Ailes...

How will Russell Crowe capture The Mitch McCancer Whisper?

How will Russell Crowe capture The Dark Money Worshipper?

@klawls @russellcrowe @ProPublica @AlecMacGillis How will Russell Crowe capture decades of Conversations with coal'y cancer'y Rupert Murdoch and @HopkinsMedicine-bribing Big Coal Inc?


@klawls @russellcrowe @ProPublica @AlecMacGillis @HopkinsMedicine How will Russell Crowe capture Roger Ailes' Svengali...mesmerizing thousands of Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr?

How will Russell Crowe capture Roger Ailes...who metastasized the @GOP into Toll-Keeping Smirky Turnstiles of PAC-DarkS$$$Money Trolls?

@klawls @russellcrowe @ProPublica @AlecMacGillis @HopkinsMedicine @GOP How will Russell Crowe capture Roger Ailes...who Test-Cased Mitch McCancer...as the cookie-cutter paradigm for elections since 1984?


@klawls @russellcrowe @ProPublica @AlecMacGillis @HopkinsMedicine @GOP How will Russell Crowe capture Roger Ailes moment after moment, as Kentucky's looooong cold Civil War with Decency = 🇺🇸's Mafia-Leech-DingDonDumb-Traitor-Trump's ShitShow of overt Racism, overt Bribery & Lying day-in-day-out from the @WhiteHouse?


@klawls @russellcrowe @ProPublica @AlecMacGillis @HopkinsMedicine @GOP @WhiteHouse Anyhoo ... i will subscribe to @Showtime JUST to watch Crowe portray & demolish The Indecency that Roger Ailes was ... and continues to wring.

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