Alan Lee Keyes
Chickenhawk First Class with Distinguished Fleeing Cross
August 7, 1950
Singing in the Cornell Glee Club
Running for President
Alan Keyes claims he got death threats at Cornell because he wouldn't support demonstrators who seized a building on campus. And you can't really blame him for supporting the war. His father fought in Korea, did two tours in Vietnam, retired as a Command Sergeant Major, and was buried at Arlington under a stone listing a Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster and a Purple Heart on it. But Alan coasted through his own war years with student deferments and a high lottery number — and there is no hereditary exemption from chickenhawk status.