Ageing, botoxed and face-lifted actress Jane Fonda says the popularity of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin “worries” her.
72-year-old Fonda earned the moniker “Hanoi Jane” when she, in July 1972 during the Vietnam War, paid a visit to North Vietnam, the enemy of the United States. During her trip Fonda made ten propagandistic radio broadcasts in which she denounced American political and military leaders as “war criminals”. She even posed for a picture seated at an anti-aircraft battery, which no doubt had been used by the Viet Congs to shoot down U.S. warplanes. Not being fools like Fonda, the VietCongs promptly used the photo to great effect as anti-America propaganda.
Here’s a snippet from the transcript of Fonda’s interview with Larry King:
KING: What do you think of Sarah Palin?…
FONDA: You betcha. I think she could have a television show maybe.
KING: She’s got one.
FONDA: But she should not be a politician, in my opinion.
KING: What do you make of the feelings about her? What do you make of – I don’t even to have ask you the question – Sarah Palin. What do you make of the story?
FONDA: Well, I think it’s sad when someone says I’m going to run for office and they can’t answer basic questions, you know, about the world, about what they read, about history, things like that. I mean, I think we should take our political, our political world, life, members who aspire to be elected officials more seriously, you know, they have to be grounded in some kind of reality.
KING: How do you account for her popularity?
FONDA: Well, I , I don’t know. It worries me, frankly.
That Sarah Palin worries Hanoi Jane is a recommendation for Palin. The last person I’d look to for political sense and wisdom is Jane Fonda.