07/28/2005: Yer fifteen minutes of fame start now....
Congratulations to Memphis blogger Mark at The Conservative Zone, who came home from a gaming outing with his buddy "Mr. Mike" Hollihan of Half-Bakered to find out that his "Hanoi Jane" post had made the Washington Post:
It took only a few nanoseconds for the right side of the blogosphere to get fired up.Mark's already aware that his fifteen minutes of fame have started, so if you feel tempted to go visit him, be civil (if you're not already on that side of the aisle that's predisposed to be civil to him). I've met Mark, and he's a pretty nice guy, and not as reality challenged as some wingnuts. I'm sure he even parsed the HTML "sarcasm" tags in Howard Kurtz's post there, even if he isn't letting on (that I can see). :-)
It took, in fact, only two words: Jane Fonda.
News that the actress and activist is planning an antiwar bus tour was greeted by calmly reasoned analysis.
The Conservative Zone:
"Hanoi Jane is at it again. . . . In 1972, she committed Treason when she collaborated with the enemy and urged that US soldiers quit fighting. Today, she is calling for an immediate troop withdrawal from Iraq, leaving them in the lurch and unable to withstand the terrorist forces.
"This B-I-T-C-H is a traitor twice now in my eyes. She has the right to voice her opinions, but her past actions have branded her a traitor and she deserves to be treated like one."
Idle question... Is Mark still a member of The Rocky Top Brigade? He links to the old RTB page and does mention it on his main page, but I don't see him in the group blogroll at the side of the new RTB page. Just curious....
Len on 07.28.05 @ 10:17 AM CST