Untimely Family Ties

Clinton's spell of good press ends as his draft record resurfaces

Bill Clinton was one day into a new offensive -- accusing George Bush of planning to gut programs for the elderly, veterans and students -- when a fresh disclosure about his draft status forced him to play defense again. The Los Angeles Times said that in 1968 his uncle Raymond Clinton managed to delay the new college graduate's Army induction.

Now deceased, Raymond was a Hot Springs, Arkansas, businessman and a Republican with political connections. His lawyer, Henry Britt, also a Republican, served as a principal source for the Times piece. According to Britt and a surviving member of the local...

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