Thursday, April 03, 2008


I don't really believe this theory, but I'll throw it out there because I'm tired of taking this damn horserace seriously: You know (because it's rapidly becoming The Most Important Story In America, more important even than the candidates' skill at bowling) that, according to the L.A. Times, Jane Fonda has said she supports Barack Obama:

...Fonda was eating out last night and exited the restaurant, ignoring as celebrities often do the assembled press contingent.

But a video camera was rolling as she approached the street and someone, perhaps just trying to get her to turn around for a picture, shouted out at her back, "Who are you going to vote for?"

There was a moment of silence. Then, the actress did turn around toward the cameras, paused and with a smile said simply, "Obama!" Then she got into a car and drove away....

But what about this NewsMax article from 2005?

'Hanoi' Jane Fonda, whose anti-U.S. activities during the Vietnam war remain an anathema to most Americans, is helping to bankroll New York Sen. Hillary Clinton's reelection campaign.

The woman who sat behind a North Vietnamese gun installation and pretended to shoot down American pilots donated the maximum -- $2,000 -- to Hillary's campaign coffers, the New York Daily News reports in Wednesday's edition.

Earlier this year Fonda told Time magazine that she "hopes for a Hillary Clinton presidency." The politically radioactive actress had also been a sleepover guest at the Clinton White House....

(Yes, it's NewsMax, but that quote is accurate, and she was on the sleepover list.)

So does she really still support Hillary? Did she lie?

Why is this happening now -- just before a critical contest that's being treated in the press as essentially the Deer Hunter primary, one in which Hillary Clinton is trying to hold off Barack Obama with the help of pro-military working-class Democrats? Is that evil Jane Fonda -- using the L.A. Times, the hometown paper of the Clintons' beloved movie industry -- working hand in glove with the sinister Clintons to create bad press for Obama?

Er, I doubt it -- entertainers (left, center, or right) are rarely all that clever. I imagine she just changed her mind. But, hey, it's a theory.

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