Hanoi Kerry vs Dictator Don
Since John Kerry has finally emerged as the Democratic nominee for President, operators of the Right Wing Propaganda Machine have dipped into their bag of tricks and set loose the hounds (ie. stealth, ad hoc, “non-profit” groups such as the newly formed “Viet Nam Veterans Against Kerry”, and the usual suspects of media whores with journalism degrees).
A picture of Jane Fonda at a 1970 anti-war rally began circulating on the net, and quicker than you could say “botox injections”, CNN, MSNBC, and FOX were flashing it every 15 minutes as if it were Janet Jackson’s silicone-stuffed boob.
What’s so important about this photo? SHE’S WITH JOHN KERRY!!!
Okay, she’s not exactly “with” Kerry, (the irony is lost on the Right Wing Web Site where we got this photo: they had to put a large red arrow in the picture so the viewer could actually FIND Kerry)— but apparently —sharing a few square acres with “Hanoi Jane” 34 years ago is STILL A PRETTY FRIGGIN’ BAD THING.
Rush Limbaugh, who could never pass up a good piece of hyperbole for his frothing fans, has a statement on his web site about this photo:
“THIS IS THE PICTURE THEY HOPED WE’D NEVER SEE.”
Well, I’ve got “news” for these manipulative bastards. We’ve got another picture “They Hoped You Wouldn’t See”: DONALD RUMSFELD AND SADDAM HUSSEIN.
And no need for red arrows or complicated directions: THEY’RE TOUCHING.
Kerry might have been in the same photo as Jane Fonda, BUT AT LEAST HE DIDN’T HAVE TO WASH THE BLOOD OFF HIS HANDS after the picture was taken.