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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 27, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 4A New Braunfels June Reagans fortunes in Congress beginning to below O pinions HwAldZtltuitg General Manager Editor Mike Royko A funny new phrase has come out of Wasninton It is war A war wimp is a toughtalking conservative hawk who is in favor of big military more and bigger sending American troops hither and and going eyeball to eyeball with anybody who looks at us the wrong But thats not all there is to being a war A war wimp is also somebody who when a war was actrally being fought while he was a young man found it convenient to be someplace Thj phrase was originated by Andrew Jacobs of a Marine veteran of to show his amused disdain for those who talk a good fight just as long as somebody else has to fight And the most complete list of current war wimps has been compiled in the Village Voice newspaper by writer Here are some of the top war wimps according to Newsfields Newt Gingrich of who can really talk especially when he is flailing most of wimps talk tough when the heat is off whom he considers to have less spine than a night But during the Vietnam War when Gingrich was of prime draft age he found himself in When he was asked since he favored the Vietnam he didnt take advantage of the opportunity to go shoot some he said What difference would I have made There was a bigger battle in Congress than in I dont know about The body count in Congress never amounted to Trent Lott of the Republican favors most of the more expensive During the Vietnam when men his age were slogging through the rice he was slogging through college and law while enjoying a student Richard assistant Secretary of is against arms and loves those big missiles and was draft age during the peak years of the Vietnam But while those from the ghetto and the backwoods were doing the who comes from a more priviledged enviroment was getting his masters at when there was still time for him to get into the he chose to go to England and work on his doctoral If the Vietnam War had gone on some guys might have stayed in school until they were There are so many William Taft who is deputy secretary of He studied law at Harvard during the Vietnam War Vin Weber of who is a big hawk today but says he had asthma when he was draft bait Pat the White Houses angriest who pleaded a bum knee when the draft board came Of there are a few who did put on the Take Ronald assistant secretary of who is big on star missiles and all other Pen tagon During the Vietnam an heir to the Estee Lauder served one whole year in the Coast Guard That probably explains why the Viet Cong never dared to land in theres George hawkish TV and adviser and speechwriter to President During the years when all those American body bags were being young George was at Trinity and at and at Then when it was safe to come out of the he became an expert on how to fight those Looking at all these student deferments and minor I think back to the late Paul Douglas of one of the great liberals of his When World War II broke he was a reformminded Chicago alderman and had a distinguished career as a professor at the University of He was 50 years but he enlisted in the Then he talked his way out of a desk job and into the front He was wounded at Peleliu and again at The words the best and the brightest would have fit As for the war theyd have to stretch it out to the best and the brightest and the James Kilpatrick Qualifiers are White says Washington Today Reagan riding high after recent wins WASHINGTON AP In the ebb and flow of political the tide on Capitol Hill may be swinging back a bit in President Reagans Following a string of losses and retreats early this Reagan has won victories in fights he cares deeply about aid to the Contra rebels in funds for production of new chemical weapons and money for the Star Wars defense To be there are legislative hurdles still ahead on each of these But Reagan turned around a big loss earlier this year on Contra winning approval in the House two weeks ago for even more money than had been rejected the first And the which rejected any money for new nerve gas weapons in each of the last three turned around last week and voted funds for the binary gas Limited and restricted but approval Those restrictions may well be dropped in the conference with the Senate on the nerve gas In the Senate turned back any and all efforts to cut money for the Star Wars space weapons and the House agreed to major spending for the These victories are a relief for an administration that has seen its proposal for more MX missiles cut again and that was forced to retreat repeatedly on its defense spending that saw the GOP led Senate reject its budget and work out a new one and that was forced to veto a farm bill it tried un successfully to On Contra aid and on nerve Reagan pushed Ive got President Reagans tire tracks down my said John a longtime op ponent of the nerve gas It is easy to make too much of Reagans recent It was also easy to make too much of his defeats earlier this Strategists from both parties talked of the rise and fall of the presidents fortunes on the fluctuations that may be difficult to tie to any one factor or complex of But the dance of legislation this year has been different from the years of Reagans first even with the past few For Reagans push for higher defense spending stalled on the Hill this Following tales of Navy ashtrays and the Republicans in the Senate led the way in whittling down Reagans budget request for the Pentagon for fiscal 1986 from nearly 6 percent in real growth all the way down to no real Of the political tides that sweep the nations capital are neither inevitable nor External events such as the Beirut hostage crisis can have a profound impact on congressional And the internal dynamics of the Congress itself can shift and turn for reasons totally within the walls of the for President Reagan is enjoying more success with the Congress than he has all In his classic work on the writers The Elements of White gave us 21 suggestions and cautionary hints for improving our 8 Avoid the use of He wrote these are the leeches that infest the pond of sucking the blood of The constant use of the ad jective little except to indicate size is particulary debilitating we should all try to do a little we should all be very watchful of this for it is a rather important one and we are pretty sure to violate it now and At this springs International Film Festival in someone threw a pie at director JeanLuc Said Time magazine The culprit a man outraged by Godards previous Hail a somewhat modernization of the nativity Notice how that pantywaist word somewhat washes the starch from that Godards film assuredly is irreverent It depicts Mary as a cabdrivers girlfriend and shows her in the somewhat irreverent Whites Rule 8 is There are times when qualifiers have to be but nine times out of ten you will sharpen a sentence by getting rid of pretty soon and rather warm and very at They rarely add much of and they nearly always Other matters President Reagans speeches on tax reform have drawn critisisms from opposite ends of the In William Wright notes that the president referred to our jerry I believe that the expression is either jerrybuilt or and that neither is an appropriate description of the From Lake comes a letter from Louis ob jecting to the presidents effort to make the preparation of tax returns more I Michael Existing tax laws are not they cannot be made more It is to be hoped that under tax preparation of returns will become less that the regulations will become less com but that the laws will become more The Associated Press ordinarily provides a firstrate news but now and then it An AP correspondent in writing about a bill to proclaim Mule Appreciation informed us that George Washington had two American horse females bred with the donkeys provided by King Charles III of An AP sport swriter in writing about Preakness winner Tanks let us know that Eugene who owns the colt along with his is the former owner of the San Diego A horse it should be is known as a and while many colts have filly amazingly few have An AP feature writer in Los Angeles managed to misspell doughnut three times in a single It came out in as An AP correspondent in London reported in April that a ship sank in the Red Sea Lloyds speculated the suspected mine may have been one of a series sewn last An AP reporter in described a bill to ban smoking in all indoor places of public accommodation except where designated The regulations would adhere to and the State House From came an AP story about a drug bust three men were arrested when officers raided a cabin on Tenmile lake accessible only by boat and a It was probably only a typographical error in the Aberdeen Daily but it enlivened the lead on an AP account of a womans abortion six years ago She was and her abortion was done on a dirty kitchen table by an unkept woman who drank whiskey out of a As White we should all try to do a little James Kilpatricks The Writers is a finely witty guide to writing Order your copy of this hard bound edition by sending plus for postage and handling to Writers 4400 Johnson Make checks payable to Universal Press Syn Mailbag policy The HeraldZeitung welcomes the opinions of its and were happy to publish letters to the While readers opinions on local issues generally are of more interest to other we welcome letters on any topic national or international that the writer chooses to Content will not prevent publication unless the tetter is judged to be potentially All letters to the editor should be signed and authorship must be verifiable by Anonymous letters will not be Send your letter to New Braunfels Drawer New Braunfels Letters may also be hand delivered to the newspaper offices at 186 IM HOW ABOUTCOUAT ACOPTA PtfSOUAL MOOCH UITH YOU THE CASH I WT THINK BROOCH MOTHER 0Y THE DUCHESS OF KENT I V MOTHER AUWYS TOOK IT 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