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AUGUST 7, 2001



The archives for May 8 and July 1, 2001, contain information supporting our thesis that Hanoi Jane has been engaged in a deliberate campaign to reinvent herself, yet again. In those postings we noted her activities for the months of February, March, April, May, June and July of this year.


Now, we have another July event.


On July 21, 2001, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee held a fund raiser. It was reported that "The Atlanta fund-raiser featured House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt, Missouri Democrat, and DCCC Chairwoman Nita Lowey of New York as well as Georgia Democratic Reps. John Lewis, Sanford Bishop and Cynthia McKinney."


The DCCC's "special guest" was Atlanta resident Jane Fonda.


We are not going to make a partisan Democrat-Republican point here, for we are sure there are many in the Republican Party who would not be adverse to using Hanoi Jane to raise money if they thought they could get away with it.


Our point is that politicians of both parties -- as well as many other Americans -- would do well to remember Jane Fonda's p ilgrimage to Hanoi, and to condemn her for it each time the opportunity arises.


Rather than do that, a spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee missed the boat when, in commenting on the Fonda's assistance to the Democrat fund-raising effort, all he could say was that their use of Hanoi Jane "represents the Democrats' fundamental problem: an inability to appeal to middle-of-the-road voters." What he should have said was that anyone who gives Jane Fonda a platform, anyone who makes her a "special guest," anyone who ducks the opportunity to publicize her conduct on behalf of America's enemy, sanctions that conduct -- whoever they are, and whatever political party they belong to. Until that happens, consistently and ruthlessly, Hanoi Jane will probably succeed in reinventing herself, at least in the eyes of the gullible.