I don’t get this. (I don’t want to go to the NYT to read the article) but it seems sympathetic to her.
The woman conspired to assault someone (Nancy Kerrigan, while not very likeable or easy to identify with, was simply doing her job) and could have ended her career.
I just don’t see how, in whatever light, this woman could be a sympathetic figure.
In the article,
“Tonya Harding was the name Barack Obama used as a verb in talking about metaphorically kneecapping the competition during the 2007 presidential primaries. “
Yeah, Barry Soetoro made fun of a LOT of Americans. Commenting on the Special Olympics, telling us not to go to Las Vegas and using her name in vain, among a long list of other infractions.
This woman’s ex husband did this. She testified, and the courts agreed, that she knew after the crime and that she held the secret, thus impeding on the investigation.
That’s her crime. She protected her good-for-nothing ex husband. Many may not view it as the truth, but the courts ruled and if we don’t go by what the courts say then we are lost as a nation of laws. I have to suck it up everytime OJ Simpson comes up in conversation - because he did not kill her. Courts and jury adjourned.
> I just dont see how, in whatever light, this woman could be a sympathetic figure. <
I didn’t read the article either (it’s a Free Republic tradition), but we live in an age where EVERYBODY is a victim.
The only exception, of course, being if the person is a straight white male. Then guilty as charged!
You might consider the possibility you are wrong about this.
Some people just identify with white trash doing trashy things.
I'm with you. At the Golden Globes, whenever they described this film, they kept saying it was a story about "class" differences. So, I don't know, does that mean that they think people of lower economic stature, should be allowed to kneecap someone in order to help themselves in a competition?
I think that this is just bizarre. Of all things to try to push on people, this story is over. Tonya Harding ruined her own career. No one forced her, or her boyfriend at that time, to do something like this. This was a choice. A bad choice. And, she paid the price, as she should have.