POTUS' Day Ahead: Talking 'bout college affordability
December 5th, 2011
07:46 AM ET

POTUS' Day Ahead: Talking 'bout college affordability

President Obama spends the day largely behind closed doors Monday. After receiving the daily briefing in the Oval Office at 9:45 a.m. and meeting with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner at 10:15 a.m., Obama will meets with group of University presidents to discuss college affordability. That event, at 11:10 a.m., will not be open to cameras.

Full schedule after the jump:

9:45AM Pool Call Time

9:45AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Closed Press

10:15AM THE PRESIDENT meets with Treasury Secretary Geithner

Oval Office

Closed Press

10:45AM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors

Oval Office

Closed Press

11:10AM THE PRESIDENT meets with college presidents on college affordability

Roosevelt Room

Closed Press

Briefing Schedule

1:30PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney

Topics: Daily Schedule

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  1. Howard

    Barbara Walters said:

    Thank you all. Many died in Vietnam for our freedoms. I did not like Jane Fonda then and I don't like her now.

    She can lead her present life the way she wants and perhaps SHE can forget the past, but we DO NOT have to stand by without comment and see her "honored" as a "Woman of the Century."

    (I remember this well)

    For those who served and/or died.. . .


    and now President OBAMA wants to honor her......!!!!

    December 5, 2011 at 1:41 pm |
  2. Howard

    TRAITORS ...

    Jane Fonda is being honored by BARACK OBAMA, as one of the '100 Women of the Century..'

    Unfortunately, many have forgotten and still countless others have never known how Ms. Fonda betrayed not only the idea of our country, but specific men who served and sacrificed during the Vietnam War.

    The first part of this is from an F-4E pilot. The pilot's name is Jerry Driscoll, a River Rat. In 1968, the former Commandant of the USAF Survival School was a POW in Ho Lo Prison the ' Hanoi Hilton.'

    Dragged from a stinking cesspit of a cell, cleaned, fed, and dressed in clean PJ's, he was ordered to describe for a visiting American 'Peace Activist' the 'lenient and humane treatment' he'd received.

    He spat at Ms. Fonda, was clubbed, and was dragged away. During the subsequent beating, he fell forward on to the camp Commandant 's feet, which sent that officer berserk.

    In 1978, the Air Force Colonel still suffered from double vision (which permanently ended his flying career) from the Commandant's frenzied application of a wooden baton.

    From 1963-65, Col. Larry Carrigan was in the 47FW/DO (F-4E's). He spent 6 years in the ' Hanoi Hilton',,, the first three of which his family only knew he was 'missing in action'. His wife lived on faith that he was still alive. His group, too, got the cleaned-up, fed and clothed routine in preparation for a 'peace delegation' visit.

    They, however, had time and devised a plan to get word to the world that they were alive and still survived. Each man secreted a tiny piece of paper, with his Social Security Number on it, in the palm of his hand. When paraded before Ms. Fonda and a cameraman, she walked the line, shaking each man's hand and asking little encouraging snippets like: 'Aren't you sorry you bombed babies?' and 'Are you grateful for the humane treatment from your benevolent captors?' Believing this HAD to be an act, they each palmed her their sliver of paper.

    She took them all without missing a beat.. At the end of the line and once the camera stopped rolling, to the shocked disbelief of the POWs, she turned to the officer in charge and handed him all the little pieces of paper...

    Three men died from the subsequent beatings. Colonel Carrigan was almost number four but he survived, which is the only reason we know of her actions that day.

    I was a civilian economic development advisor in Vietnam , and was captured by the North Vietnamese communists in South Vietnam in 1968, and held prisoner for over 5 years.

    I spent 27 months in solitary confinement; one year in a cage in Cambodia ; and one year in a 'black box' in Hanoi . My North Vietnamese captors deliberately poisoned and murdered a female missionary, a nurse in a leprosarium in Banme Thuot , South Vietnam , whom I buried in the jungle near the Cambodian border. At one time, I weighed only about 90 lbs. (My normal weight is 170 lbs)

    We were Jane Fonda's 'war criminals....'

    When Jane Fonda was in Hanoi , I was asked by the camp communist political officer if I would be willing to meet with her. I said yes, for I wanted to tell her about the real
    treatment we POWs received... and how different it was from the treatment purported by the North Vietnamese, and parroted by her as 'humane and lenient.'

    Because of this, I spent three days on a rocky floor on my knees, with my arms outstretched with a large steel weight placed on my hands, and beaten with a bamboo cane.

    I had the opportunity to meet with Jane Fonda soon after I was released.. I asked her if she would be willing to debate me on TV. She never did answer me.

    These first-hand experiences do not exemplify someone who should be honored as part of '100 Years of Great Women.' Lest we forget....' 100 Years of Great Women' should never include a traitor whose hands are covered with the blood of so many patriots.

    There are few things I have strong visceral reactions to, but Hanoi Jane's participation in blatant treason, is one of them. Please take the time to forward to as many people as you possibly can.. It will eventually end up on her computer and she needs to know that we will never forget.

    USAF 716 Maintenance Squadron,
    Chief of Maintenance DSN: 875-6431 COMM: 883-6343

    December 5, 2011 at 2:23 pm |
  3. College, Welfare for Academics

    What a Joke, Obama talking college affordability. It's the subsiding of college education that has solely drove the price through the roof. Universities nationwide have do not need to be competitive with their costs as they know the Gov't will be paying for the majority of the students tuition. Student take out thousands of dollars that buys them a degree with no job placement. Then Obama attacks much cheaper smaller trade schools that create demand driven jobs with job placement. Look at OWS, all these liberal art degrees paid by the Gov't haven't panned out.

    December 5, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
  4. Joey

    Even Henry Fonda disowned her, so why is she being honored? She's just a leftist but that's good enough for Obama.

    December 6, 2011 at 5:24 am |