Scott would care about politics if they brought back the draft.
It seems that Scott's principle point is that national politics do not impact his immediate life experience. However, this just shows how far we've come. During LBJ's
presidency, we had national conscription
. If we had the draft today, both R&S would have to do some fancy footwork or both of them would be in Iraq. The potential for conscription alone should put national politics on Scott's radar.