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Originally posted by AshleyD
First of all, I am very glad this man resigned his position. By no means did he have any business working for the White House.
On a side note, didn't Palin claim to resign due to attacks from the left? And that they were interfering with her ability to perform as governor and were costing too much money for defense?
Can't remember exactly. But if that's the case, to those saying Van Jones' resignation was due to GOP attacks, do you feel the same towards Palin? Does it disgust you in the same way? Why would you transfer the blame to the GOP for Van Jones' resignation but not feel the same way for Palin's resignation?
[edit on 9/6/2009 by AshleyD]
In this case, it was the GOP Attacks (which happen no matter what the admin does) which brought this to light. It's not exactly a win for them, as much as it is just the fact that a broken clock is right twice a day.
I suppose some people believe that when both sides are on the attack, that there is somehow a virtue of supervision which results out of this, because folks like Van Jones fall out of the deck. But I'm not such an inquisitor. I believe that the costs of the constant witch-hunt far outweigh whatever benefits can come from it.
There is a charge floating around out there that President Barack Obama knew in advance about the radical background of Van Jones before appointing him as his "green jobs czar." So where is this charge coming from? Glenn Beck? Nope. Fox News? Nope. This revelatory charge was made on the pages of the liberal San Francisco Chronicle in an article on the Jones resignation written by Joe Garofoli:
The middle-of-the-night resignation Sunday of longtime Bay Area activist Van Jones as a White House environmental adviser left many progressives angry at the Obama administration for buckling to conservative criticism of Jones' controversial past comments and actions.
...Supporters say the administration surely knew his background when they appointed Jones, the first African American to write a best-selling environmental book, as special adviser for green jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. In fact, agents interviewed at least one of his former supervisors in San Francisco - Eva Paterson - when the FBI vetted his appointment.
Originally posted by HunkaHunka
reply to post by jsobecky
You honestly believe that Obama knew Van Jones was a truther?
In the 21st century, white America got a wake-up call after 9/11/01. White America and the Western world came to realize that people of color had not gone away, faded into the woodwork or just “disappeared” as the Great White West kept on its merry way of ignoring Black concerns.
Originally posted by earlywatcher
reply to post by redhead57
I wonder how much longer people are going to put up with his "i didn't know anything about it" nonsense. he's pulled it so many times now it's getting old.