Neal Boortz, Brings up a point of view I strongly agree with.
The former Mrs. Ted Turner, Jane Fonda, has come out with a new book. She is making the rounds doing publicity…and she has given an interview to ’60 Minutes’ that will air this Sunday. In it, she admits (sort of) that she was wrong to go to North Vietnam and visit an anti-aircraft gun site used to shoot down U.S. pilots. Well isn’t that nice….but she’s a bit late, don’t you think?
Fonda says that her trip to the gun site some 33 years ago was a “betrayal” of the U.S. military, its soldiers and “the country that gave me privilege.” She calls the picture of her sitting on the enemy gun barrel the largest lapse of judgment she can imagine. Really. So what about the whole decision to visit North Vietnam in the first place? She won’t apologize for that. No, Hanoi Jane will only apologize for posing for pictures with enemy weaponry. She won’t apologize for being photographed with American POWs, nor will she apologize for going on Radio Hanoi and being a propaganda mouthpiece for the Viet Cong.
Jane Fonda gave aid and comfort to the enemy of the United States during a time of war. We used to call that treason, and there are people sitting in prison for it. Somehow, Jane Fonda got away with it…and now she wants us all to relieve her of her guilty conscience.
This also brings up my own Jane Fonda story ™ . Back when I was married to wife #1, she had was in a “Is my butt to big phase?” (I of course answered: “Your butt looks fine to me dear” but that is another story) Anyhow, she was working her way through a number of exercise tapes (they were the rage back then), and a friend made her a copy of one of the “Jane Fonda Workout Tapes”. I found it quite by accident, while looking for a copy of “Flesh Gordon” or some such. Well, imagine my surprise, when I came upon Hanoi Jane bending over in a leotard….. I did what any red blooded American Navyman would have done (especially one who had friends and fellow Sailors who served “in country”), I erased the tape completely. And let her know exactly why any of “that traitorous bitches work was not welcome in our house. She understood, but I did get flack from my mother…go figure.
Neal Boortz is quite correct…Sorry Jane, too little too late. Maybe if you put your money where your mouth is and build a retirement home for vets…or donate a large chunk of your monies to the VA…then your actions will validate your words. Just a thought.