Saturday, September 5, 2009
What's With This Van Jones Guy Anyway?
Of all the White House "czars" that have irked conservatives, none has given them so much angst as a guy named Van Jones, who President Obama tapped to oversee promotion of environmentally friendly initiatives in the United States.
By all accounts, Jones is well qualified for the position he's been given and is well respected in his field. But that's not what has the right going crazy over his choice.
Among the things they find distasteful is that Jones once referred to Republicans as "assholes," that he admitted that he was a communist, that he's been critical of white people for not showing tough love to Caucasian youth (he once said black kids might shoot other black kids but only white kids pull a Columbine), that he's a 9/11 "truther" and, and this may be his worst transgression, an organization that he founded is leading the very successful charge calling for advertisers to boycott the Glenn Beck Show on the Fox News Channel.
Not surprisingly, Beck has been fighting back, revealing all of Jones' real or perceived transgressions. But the question that this all raises is, who vetted him for the job, the same people who picked Sarah Palin to be John McCain's running mate?