Thursday, March 16, 2006

Commie Traitor and Treasonous Jane Fonda denied honors, Hooray!!!

From the AJC:
The Georgia lawmaker who introduced a resolution to honor actress Jane Fonda for her charitable and public service works withdrew the measure Thursday morning.
"I am deeply sorry that a simple, routine resolution ... would cause such a horrific firestorm," Sen. Steen Miles (D-Decatur) said. Miles said that Fonda is out of the country, but that her publicist asked her to withdraw the honorary resolution Wednesday evening after controversy erupted over the issue in the state Senate.

Miles created a stir when she submitted an honorary resolution applauding Fonda's community involvement and social work, particularly her work as the founder and chairwoman of the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention.
The resolution was one of hundreds that are approved each year by the General Assembly. Such commemorative and honorary measures typically are non-controversial and are not approved by a vote. Instead, they pass through a very quick legislative procedure known as a "unanimous consent."
Fonda's honorary resolution seemed to sail through the Senate – until Sen. John Douglas (R-Covington), a retired Army major and chairman of the Senate Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, voiced his personal objection as the Senate concluded. Miles gave a fiery speech defending Fonda and the resolution, an action which then prompted Douglas to ask the Senate to reconsider its approval.
"Honoring Jane Fonda, no matter how much good work she has done, would be spitting on everyone who has ever worn the uniform of this country," Douglas said Thursday. He gave an impassioned speech in which he accused Fonda of betraying America in wartime and working for the nation's defeat.
Several lawmakers gave Douglas a standing ovation.
Fonda, a two-time Academy Award winning-actress, created a stir in the early 1970s when she engaged in anti-war activities, including posing on a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun. Fonda has said that she regretted the gesture, but she continues to speak out regularly on controversial political and social issues, including the war in Iraq.
Miles then gave a lengthy speech explaining her actions in introducing the resolution. She said she and several other senators have been trying to honor women who do good work for Georgia all month.
A tearful Miles also took issue with the criticism that she does not understand or is insensitive to the military. She said her brother and former husband both served in the Vietnam War. "I have a deep and abiding respect and love for our men and women warriors," Miles said.


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