ara Jane Moore has finally said she's sorry, said Shelby Grad in the Los Angeles Times. After serving 32 years in prison for attempting to assassinate President Gerald Ford in 1975, Moore appeared on the Today show Thursday and told Matt Lauer, “I think that I was misled, that I was mistaken. I think I made a serious error.” (watch Sara Jane Moore on the Today show)
But it wasn’t until she spent “time in solitary confinement,” said Gerald DeMarco in the TodayShow.com, “that the only woman ever to fire a shot at a president” realized that she had been used by the San Francisco counterculture groups that she was involved with. “Now aged 80, the matronly looking Moore hopes to write a book about her life.”
Moore may have been in prison for three decades, said Katharine Q. Seelye in The New York Times, but she clearly understands that television “has become the new confessional, the place to express your regret for the past and try to redeem yourself for the future.” And judging from her Today show appearance, “the radical era she left behind seems to have dissipated in her mind.”
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