:: Monday, February 23, 2004 ::
Just how closely associated were John F. Kerry and Jane Fonda in the anti-war movement?
A lot closer than J.F***.K. would like you to think.
"A 34-year-old flier lists speakers for an anti-Vietnam War rally at Valley Forge State Park, Pa., Sept. 7, 1970. Included were two of that era's most notorious leftist agitators, the Rev. James Bevel and Mark Lane, plus actress Jane Fonda, a symbol of extreme opposition to the war. Leading off the list was a less familiar name: John Kerry."
After Valley Forge, Fonda adopted Kerry's group, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, as her "leading cause," according to Kerry biographer Douglas Brinkley.
Minutes for a Sept. 11, 1970, meeting of the VVAW reveal a plan to "coordinate with Jane Fonda's speaking tour," says Novak. She and actor Donald Sutherland, who was also on hand for Valley Forge, had dubbed their road show the "F*** the Army" tour, according to several books chronicling the anti-war movement.
:: Mark 9:38 AM [+] ::