Sunday, September 06, 2009

Obama 'Green Jobs' Adviser Van Jones Resigns Amid Scandal Ignored Whitewashed by MSM

Van Jones, an Ivy League clone of Jeremiah Wright, issued a statement at midnight on Saturday night of the long Labor Day weekend: "I am resigning my post at the Council on Environmental Quality, effective today," Jones said in a statement dated Sept 5 released around midnight on Sept 6. "On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me.They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide," he continued. "I have been inundated with calls -- from across the political spectrum -- urging me to 'stay and fight.' But I came here to fight for others, not for myself. I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past. We need all hands on deck, fighting for the future."

Big surprise that Van Jones uses the language of the victim--"a vicious smear campaign against me." What a whiner. Man up, Van! "Vicious smear campaign" my aunt's fanny. All people did was use your own words and actions against you. Good-bye and good riddance, you Schmuck.

For a compendium of links about the bus driving over Van Jones's head, go to Ed Driscoll at Pajamas Media.

Update: The AP "story" this Sunday morning behind the Van Jones resignation is a thing of beauty. Van Jones resigned because he was discovered calling Republicans a bad name. Van Jones resigned because he signed a silly petition that was "waived" in front of him that 1) he didn't know what it said; and 2) he didn't believe what it said. Feel free to pick either 1 or 2 or both, even though choosing both 1 and 2 is a contradiction--but not to worry, since evidently "logic" is just one of those anachronistic things they don't teach in school anymore anyway. So, being a Yale law grad and all, Van Jones, is that what they taught you at Yale--just to sign anything that's "waived" in front of you? What a tool.

The problem with whitewashing this story for the public who get their news from Perky Katie Couric or Time magazine or Jon Stewart [good grief!] is this: won’t they wonder why a guy was “forced” to resign because he called Republicans a bad word or signed a silly petition? Won’t they wonder why Obama is so weak that he couldn’t protect his own guy from those mean, white, racist people on the Right? Or maybe they are so in the tank for the guy or so incredibly unengaged or dumb that they honestly have no curiosity about the matter. So I guess I just answered my own question.

Just for fun, here's a response to a post on HotAir: If you take Obama and Jones at their word that he was run off by lies and distortions; and these lies and distortions are a week or two total in coming; and you factor the month after month that Sarah Palin had to endure, with her family, lies and distortions: doesn’t that make Jones a real SISSY and COWARD as well as what they screamed at Palin, a QUITTER!!

Update #2: How do you cover the resignation of a top official in the White House if you're Meet the Press, and no one on NBC news has previously mentioned the name Van Jones? "Blah, blah, van jones, blah, blah, the internet is an open sewer of untreated, unfiltered information, full of lies and smears, this is a cautionary tale of how everyone's a target because of bloggers in the basement, cell phones, and video cameras." That came from Thomas L. Friedman, "brilliant" clown columnist for the New York Times. Readers of the NYT were treated to their first print report on the Van Jones scandal in this morning's paper, after Van Jones resigned. The real "open sewer" comes from people like Thomas Friedman working in the profession formerly known as "journalism."

Update #3: Barack Hussein Obama's reaction on Sunday to the events surrounding Van Jones. Well, the reaction isn't directly by Obama, of course, since he's busy hiding under the desk at Camp David. But he sent his minions out to speak for him on the Sunday talk shows.
  • David Axelrod, senior advisor to the President, was asked on the NBC Sunday morning program if Obama asked for Van Jones's resignation: "Absolutely not!"
  • According to Robot Gibbs, White House press secretary, who was interviewed today on the ABC morning news show: "The President thanks Van Jones for his service over the past eight months."

    His service? Michael Goldfarb at the Weekly Standard Blog opines: "I trust Gibbs will explain on Tuesday just what services Jones did as "green jobs czar." That he will make public his compensation, the groups with whom he met, and his travel expenses. I trust Gibbs will reveal whether Jones was honest about his past when he was being vetted, both to the FBI and to White House officials. And I trust Gibbs will explain what senior White House aide Valerie Jarrett knew when she recruited Jones, and whether she did so at the instruction of, or with the knowledge of, the president."
Politico writers Fred Barbash and Harry Siegel wonder about no explanation forthcoming from the White House: "There was no accompanying explanation on the unusual timing of the announcement, shortly after midnight on a Sunday morning before a holiday. Historically, the preferred White House time for potentially embarrassing announcements has been Friday evenings before holidays." [Charles Krauthammer reminds us that "midnight" is the time normally set for executions--just sayin'.]

Dana Perino, former press secretary to President George W. Bush, said she found it "curious" how Van Jones made it that far into the administration. "It'd be like the Bush White House having a former Klansman or Holocaust denier in the West Wing."

And then of course there's Michelle Obama's take on Van Jones. Does it matter what she says? Well, at the time she was speaking at a spring commencement address. So yeah, I think it matters, since she was holding up this America-hating racist communist Truther as an example to students of people who are doing interesting and innovative work: "And then there's Van Jones, who recently joined the Obama administration, a special adviser to the president on green jobs. Van started out as a grassroots organizer and became an advocate and a creator of ‘green collar’ jobs –- jobs that are not only good for the environment, but also provide good wages and career advancement for both skilled and unskilled workers,” she said.


nobackindown said...

and so begin the oily leaks squirting through the suit of armor that has cloaked the great O since he began the campaign so many months ago ... healthcare is next - and no number of prime time news conferences will sustain the tin man's slow melt into a glob of goo ... two terms? i think not.

Labwriter said...

The One (termer)