He has $. He has looks. Does he have courage?
Shawn Fago, the president of the Orange County [CA] Young Republicans, describes his interests on his myspace page as "politics, girls, golf, coffee, real-estate". Mr. Fago's political profile reveals that if he can clean up his 'liberal' ethics score he'd be an across-the-board conservative:
Overall: 95% Conservative, 5% Liberal
Social Issues: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal
Personal Responsibility: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal
Fiscal Issues: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal
Ethics: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal
Defense and Crime: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal
Shawn is also a supporter of Rudy Giuliani in the 2008 Presidential Election and since the former mayor's stance on the Iraq War is not to set a time table to withdraw Our Troops we'll assume that Mr. Fago's belief in the conflict match his idol's. Reading over the details on Shawn's myspace page reveals he made no mention of having served Our Country in uniform, nor were we able to confirm with him that he has intentions on doing so. Although he did describe himself as being a heterosexual, athletic, and had some background in taking college courses. To OYE, this would make him a perfect candidate as an Infantryman in The Army.
Support for a candidate this early before the primaries binds one to the ideology of the office-seeker (currently, there are enough candidates to match nearly every one's prescribed doctrine). If Mr. Fago were to truly 'support' the Bush/Giuliani Iraq strategy he'd consider going from the back nine to the frontline. Like many 20-somethings, Shawn just may need a little encouragement to leave the sandy beaches of SoCal for the sandy river banks of the Tigris and the Euphrates. After all, chicks dig a guy in uniform.