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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Georgians Not Fond-a Jane

A Georgia State Democratic Senator, Steen Miles, actually had the cajones to put up a resolution honoring Jane Fonda's charity work in the state of GA. The outcry was so bad that Jane herself asked for the resolution to be withdrawn. A Republican leader demanded a vote so it all went on the record. (PSST - Hey Senate Republicans in Washington -this is taking the bull by the horns) The resolution was defeated 38-1 and even Miles, the idiot that put up the resolution, voted against it.
Some images remain SEARED, Seared I tell you, in our memory...

Here's the article from Yahoo News...
Jane Fonda's 1972 trip to North Vietnam is haunting her again. The Georgia Senate on Thursday nearly unanimously defeated a resolution that would have honored the actress' charity work in the state.
The Democratic sponsor had tried to withdraw the resolution after a rocky reception from colleagues and a phone call from Fonda's office, but a Republican leader forced a vote, saying members of his caucus wanted to go on record against it. Fonda, who is out of the country, had asked for the resolution to be withdrawn to avoid the controversy, said the sponsor, Sen. Steen Miles of suburban Atlanta.
The effort was defeated 38-1, with even Miles voting against it.
The resolution cited the Atlanta resident's work as founder of the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, donations to universities and charities, and role as goodwill ambassador for the United Nations.
But Fonda's political activities protesting the Vietnam War, including a trip to North Vietnam in 1972, have long made her a target of veterans. "I can think of no living American who is less worthy of this honor," Republican Sen. John Douglas declared. "She is as guilty of treason as Benedict Arnold and Tokyo Rose." Miles argued that Fonda's good works should outweigh the negatives. "

What is it with Dems putting up resolutions under their name and then voting against it? Is it so they can play both sides of the fence - "Hey I put up a resolution but then voted against it."

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