Ted Nugent promotes a lot of conservative ideals, particularly gun rights. But, at least one other rocker sees that stance as hypocritical. Twisted Sister's Dee Snider lashed out at Nugent in an interview with Noisecreep:
"Ted's always been a gun-toting conservative. But what gets me is that he was actually a draft dodger! I mean, to the point where he didn't bathe for a week, and vomited on himself to deliberately avoid the draft. I totally understand why he did that, but all of these Republicans who love Ted don't seem to know or remember that too well. It's crazy that he's become one of the voices of Conservative America even though he was a draft dodger. If you don't believe me, Google it."
Dee Snider is citing an interview Nugent gave to High Times magazine in 1977. In the interview, Nugent described how he avoided the draft because he wanted to continue to play guitar instead of serve in the Army. From the 1977 interview, Nugent said:
"I got my physical notice 30 days prior to. Well, on that day I ceased cleansing my body. No more brushing my teeth, no more washing my hair, no baths, no soap, no water. Thirty days of debris build. I stopped shavin’ and I was 18, had a little scraggly beard, really looked like a hippie. I had long hair, and it started gettin’ kinky, matted up. Then two weeks before, I stopped eating any food with nutritional value. I just had chips, Pepsi, beer-stuff I never touched-buttered poop, little jars of Polish sausages, and I’d drink the syrup, I was this side of death, Then a week before, I stopped going to the bathroom. I did it in my pants. poop, piss the whole shot. My pants got crusted up."
The article goes on to point out that Nugent took back his early story however Snopes.com got a copy of Nugent's deferment which indicates that while the gun toting pedophile received a student deferment for much of the time he was eligible for the draft he also failed a physical exam and was given a 1-Y classification, which are generally assigned to registrants "who have exhibited medical conditions that were limiting but not disabling." You know like having their pants full of their own feces and acting like a lunatic.
Snider calling him out as a coward did not sit well with Nugent who took to Twitter (Where else?) to register his frustration.
Shame on @deesnider for falling for the big lie I challenge u to man up to the truth We xpected btrWell that's pretty weak. And what "truth" is Snider supposed to "man up" to?
— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent) January 23, 2013
All Snider did was repeat to the interviewer the same story that Nugent gleefully told to High Times back in 1977.
If anybody needs to "man up" and tell the "truth" it is this pathetic excuse for a tough guy. But what can you expect from a guy that measures his manhood by how many guns he owns and preys on underage girls to feed his oversize ego?