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Posted on 09/27/2004 11:53:54 AM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
'Hanoi Jane' Partners with MoveOn.Org
'Hanoi Jane' Fonda is teaming up with a leading anti-Bush 527 group in a bid to register millions of women voters to cast their ballots for her old anti-war protest partner, John Kerry.
Fonda, who called President Bush a "radical ideologue" during a campaign stop in New York City last week, was asked about her latest move during a recent interview with CNN's Paula Zahn, and explained why she's come out of political retirement to back Kerry:
ZAHN: Let's talk a little bit about this partnership you have with MoveOn.org, an organization that has spent tens of millions of dollars to try to defeat George W. Bush. Is it your primary goal to elect John Kerry?
FONDA: Our primary goal is to try to get the 50 million women who are eligible to vote and have not voted to vote. We want the woman's voice to be in the body politic.
ZAHN: But the fact is, Jane, with the vast amount of money that MoveOn.org has spent running ads against President Bush, is there any way you can encourage women out there who would be inclined to vote Republican to come to the polls?
FONDA: We're the majority. If we voted, we would make a difference. We could decide who was elected. We could decide whether the person elected, man or woman, was going to care about and speak to our issues. . . . .
ZAHN: Jane, I find it hard to believe when you talk to these 50 million women out there that didn't vote that you just want them to vote their hearts. You really want them to vote for John Kerry, don't you?
FONDA: I'm not putting myself, nor am I asked to be in either campaign. I'm just saying that I know that if women voted and they voted with their hearts and with their bodies and their souls, that the future would be more safe, because that's where our hearts are.
ZAHN: But you personally, obviously, are more comfortable with Kerry.
FONDA: I'm a Democrat. My father would strike me dead from the heavens if I ever voted for a Republican. Ted could never understand: "You've never voted for a Republican?" I can't do that to my father, who was a yellow dog Democrat. What can I say?
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Zahn then broached the sensitive subject of the Vietnam War, which Fonda and Kerry protested together in 1970 and 71, prompting the controversial actress to share her insights into why so many Americans still hate her.
ZAHN: Jane, you have spent a number of years trying to put your controversial Vietnam past behind you. And yet for the last week or so, we have seen a tremendous amount of news coverage on George W. Bush's service in the national guard and questions being asked about John Kerry's service in Vietnam.
What does that tell us about how raw the feelings are to this day about the Vietnam War?
FONDA: It tells us that they're raw. It tells us that we have not healed. We need to heal from this wound, because it's very directly connected to what -- to the new wound. We haven't learned, you know, the lessons of Vietnam.
ZAHN: Jane, you have apologized to the families of Vietnam War vets, saying that maybe you have said some things that you wish you hadn't said along the way. Do you think you'll ever be able to satisfy people to this day who question what you did in Vietnam?
FONDA: No. There's a lot of people who -- who -- it's a cottage industry to hate me. And if they -- if they stop, that might mean that they'd have to look at some things that would question their own identity. And that's -- it's very hard for people to do.
[END OF INTERVIEW]
Great news! Janie will benefit the sKerry campaign immensely by helping the Republicans win.
Not Fonda Kerry.
I'm no wonk, but I would think that Fonda putting her name on the Kerry candidacy would be the kiss of death. How long before we see her in that NVA helmet captioned "Kerry's my kinda President!"?
I could not finish this article, I had to run the head!
Paula Yawn.....another piece of work. what a twit.
This alone makes me happy to vote for the other party.
Good, the mascot for traitors is showing her face. People will remember.
Fonda "helping" Kerry is a great idea....for George Bus to get re-elected. These people aren't the most strategic thinking people in the world.
Let's have all the conservative women we know email jane and thank her for urging them to vote. Then letting her know we're voting for Bush.
She's a legend in her own mind. I doubt anyone under forty even knows who she is or cares. These old munchkins have such an inflated sense of themslves. Literally inflated in the case of her tatas.
Hanoi Jane joins snorzes with Moo-on.Orc?
Egads, just when you thought they couldn't get any worse.
Hanoi Jane will just remind all the veterans why they will not vote for Kerry and will vote for Bush!
Go ahead, Fonda. Make our day!
RE: Fonda, who called President Bush a "radical ideologue"
This is one of the worst cases of psychological projection I've ever seen. Jane, it is YOURSELF who is a radical ideologue!
Thank you Hanoi Jane. You have given our President thousands of votes by opening old wounds.