Typical Republican behavior no doubt about it. It's almost narcissistic to a point. But then you realize the whole embodiment is fraudulent. I can list forever so many Republicans portraying themselves in the same mold as Nugent. Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Dick Cheney, Bill O'Reilly, Mike Huckabee, Michelle Bachmann, Sara Palin, Karl Rove, Rep. Joe Walsh, Mitt Romney...etc. So many it would take hours if not days to list them all.
Because of Nugent's on-camera persona, we sometimes forget that he loves his country so much and is so tough and manly that he got 4 deferments from military service in Vietnam. But thanks to fellow rocker Dee Snider, we can all remember that not only did Nugent refuse to answer his country's call, he went to huge strides to dodge service all together. As Nugent himself told a biographer in 1977, he crapped on himself for days and refused to bathe to get out of military service:
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.