Friday, March 17, 2006

Hanoi Jane honor...dropped

Kudos to the Georgia legislature for putting the kabosh on this idiot Democrat's proposal to honor "Hanoi" Jane Fonda. From NewsMax:
The sponsor of an effort to honor Jane Fonda in the Georgia state Senate withdrew her resolution Thursday, after a rocky reception from some colleagues and a phone call from the actress' office.

Sen. Steen Miles, D-Decatur, said a representative for Fonda, who is out of the country, asked that she avoid the controversy the effort had stirred.

"This, ladies and gentlemen, should not be occupying our time," said Miles.

The resolution cites the Atlanta resident's work as founder of the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, donations to Atlanta-area universities and charities and role as goodwill ambassador with the United Nations.

But the two-time Academy Award winner's political activities protesting the Vietnam War, including a trip to North Vietnam in 1972, have long made her a target of veterans of that war.
Yeah, being photographed in a state of giddiness on the enemy's anti-aircraft gun, reporting that tortured POWs looked to be in "good health", calling the president during wartime a "new-type Hitler", accusing soldiers of being war criminals, etc., tend to perturb Vietnam vets and their families just a tad bit, Lady! Continuing:
The measure, which Miles said is one of several she has pushed honoring Georgia women during Women's History Month, cruised through the Senate on Wednesday before some members realized it was part of a stack of mostly non-controversial resolutions approved because no one objected to them.

Sen. John Douglas, R-Social Circle, later asked that the vote be reconsidered.

"I can think of no living American who is less worthy of this honor," Douglas, chairman of the chamber's Veterans and Military Affairs committee, said Thursday. "She is as guilty of treason as Benedict Arnold and Tokyo Rose."
She has yet to apologize or be held accountable in a court of law for her treason...and no, her crocodile tears shed on 60 Minutes does not qualify as an apology! Continuing:
Miles said she is sympathetic to concerns of military members. She said her brother and ex-husband both served in Vietnam and her daughter currently serves in the Army reserve. But she said Fonda's good works for the past three decades outweigh any negatives associated with her Vietnam-era actions.

"I have a deep and abiding respect and love for our men and women warriors," she said. "We should not ignore the past, but we should not be inextricably bound to its mistakes."
The past's "mistakes"? Does she mean the "mistake" of Vietnam, where (as Miles is fond of pointing out) her brother and ex-hubby served? I wonder if those brave souls considered their service a mistake?

Or does she mean Hanoi Jane's "mistake" of treason? Look, locking your keys in your car is a mistake. Turning your back on your country during war and giving aid and comfort to the enemy is the only crime that is actually expressly stated in the Constitution as punishable by death! Expecting that she should have at a minimum served some sort of jail time should not be too much to ask.

But hey...she loves women, kids, schools, and the U.N., so whatsay let's let bygones be bygones, right?