The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Where Is The Shame?: "Vice President Dick Cheney, another fierce administration hawk. Mr. Cheney asked for and received five deferments when he was eligible for the draft. He told senators at a confirmation hearing in 1989, 'I had other priorities in the 60's than military service.' Many draft-age Americans had similar priorities - getting an education, getting married and starting a family."Where is the shame? I will vote for Kerry just to get these two-faced jokes out of the White House. I am ashamed to include these as fellow "Texans".