Freed Would-Be Ford Assassin: 'It Was Wrong'
She thought it would spark revolution
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted May 28, 2009 11:50 AM CDT
Moore is interviewed by NBC "Today" co-host Matt Lauer in New York earlier today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The woman who attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford in 1975 says she was “misled” and “mistaken” to do so. “I really thought that it would trigger a new revolution,” Sara Jane Moore told NBC today after serving 32 years in prison. “I think I made a serious error. I had to learn later that everyone else didn't feel that way.”

“One gets tired of being thought of as a kook, a monster, an alien. I’m a human being,” adds Moore, now 80 and planning to write a book. The suburban-mom-turned-leftist-activist is the only woman to have ever fired at a president. She shot at and missed Ford’s head during a San Francisco motorcade before being wrestled to the ground by a bystander.