…from the selection of John Kerry as Secretary of State.
This time, it’s his Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power. Keep in mind that she reports directly to him. That’s where the fallout comes from. Power had this to say during her speech last Wednesday at the United Nations Association of the USA 2013 Global Leadership Awards ceremony:
Hi everybody. You know life has changed when you’re hanging out with Jane Fonda backstage. There is no greater embodiment of being outspoken on behalf of what you believe in—and being “all in” in every way—than Jane Fonda. And it’s a huge honor just to even briefly have shared the stage with her.
Throughout her speech, Power had no words at all for our Viet Nam who fought over there, got maimed over there, died over there during the war for which Fonda’s “being ‘all in'” behavior that got her the nickname “Hanoi Jane.”
This from the woman who works for the man who also “fought” over there, then came home to toss his medals on the ground in disdain and testify before a Congressional committee that his fellow soldiers were terrorists.
Fonda has since apologized for her behavior. Kerry never has. I have no expectations in that regard for Power, either.