Sara Jane Moore and her assassination plans

May 29th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by GD  

The name Sara Jane Moore will surely strike a cord in your hearts. Yes, she is none other than the failed assailant who had tried to assassinate American President Gerald Ford in San Francisco way back in 1975. Sara Jane Moore appeared in Thursday’s edition of Today show and set many memories assail as she was not the feel-good octogenarian who loved to bake cookies. Rather she is a lady out of prison since 2007 and still suffers from the traumas of the Vietnam War memories. On Yesterday’s program she said, “We had a war in this country, the Vietnam War… the only way it was going to change was by revolution.”

On the show she tried to reveal what was the driving force behind the drastic action that she had taken in 22nd September 1975. Though she revealed that the 30 years that she had spent in the prison had made her realize that the action she had committed was wrong, yet, this was not the exact idea that was conveyed during her conversation with the host of the show, Matt Lauer. In an interview by Michael Taylor, more than a year back, when Moore was asked about her action she revealed, “I am very glad I did not succeed. I know now that I was wrong to try.”

At the point of time when Moore attempted to shoot President Ford, she was a 45 years old divorce and a mother of four children. Few will know that according to records, she was the second woman to attempt to assassinate Ford, before her there was Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme who tried to do it just seventeen days before Moore attempted it.

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