(...or read some responses from real military veterans, not the fake kind that went AWOL from the Guard slots Daddy got them.)
Matt Little, of Overland Park, Kansas, was not very happy with the doll he received.
Little Plastic President - Berkshire Eagle - Today's Editorials, Pittsfield MA, August 14, 2003
Those who say irony is dead haven't seen the new action figure of President Bush in the flight suit he wore for his taxpayer-funded campaign commercial on the USS Abraham Lincoln. The fortunate son of an influential politician, George W. Bush got into the Texas Air National Guard in order to avoid going to Vietnam, and then ducked out on much of his guard service. Now, front man for corporate interests and chicken hawks spoiling for war, he plays soldier, strutting about in a uniform for the cameras and then going home to leave uniformed soldiers to die daily. The war did not end as he said it had that day, so here we have an action figure commemorating an event conspicuous for its lack of action, a puppet of a puppet injection-molded in China. The distributor, K-B Toys of Pittsfield, says Internet sales are brisk, which raises the question of who is buying -- idol-worshippers or people who like their irony rich?
See also - George W. Bush, Man of Action series! (this is a good one)
See also - EForce-George.com - "What a sad, sick joke!"
Of course, other Americans - not a toy factory in China - have been busy creating more accurate versions of this doll...