September 07, 2009

Why go after Van Jones?

Just because he's black, of course!!! After all, Van Jones is just some non-entity that nobody had ever heard of...

"It struck me, why go after this guy? He is a minor player, he has no power, no budget, why take him? It's because he looks like Obama and he has all those same attributes of being well-educated and he’s an electrifying speaker with an elite education," said John Anner, a good friend of Jones and former chair of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, an organization Jones founded in Oakland.

Of course. He's just some nobody without any power (which is the way I've always viewed people who work in, uh, the White House) but on the other hand...
Mr. Jones was on Time Magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world before he entered the White House. He was a bestselling author before he entered the White House.
That's a quote from "An aide to NAACP President Ben Jealous," who also claims that Jones quit "so that the nation's reform agenda will not be sidetracked by those who spin lies for profit."

It's as pointless as ever to ask this question when someone like Jones (or his now-former boss, for that matter) is confronted with his past statements and/or associations, but, well, what "lies" are you talking about?

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