Hat Tip to Hot Air
In a letter released just after midnight Saturday, Van Jones, President Obama’s Special Advisor for Green Jobs at the Council on Environmental Quality resigned.
“On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me,” Jones wrote. “They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide.”
Jones said that he had “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.”
A best-selling author who has been heralded as an innovative thinker in the “green jobs” movement, Jones had come under fire from conservative media and lawmakers for past statements for which he apologized Thursday.
The tipping point for the White House appeared to be Jones’ admission earlier this week that he had signed a petition in 2004 calling for congressional hearings and an investigation by the New York Attorney General into “evidence that suggests high-level government officials may have deliberately allowed the September 11th attacks to occur.”
“Lies and distortions”. Like his jailhouse conversion to communism, membership in Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement, (STORM) and moronic 9/11 “Truther” participation.
There are more “czars” in our government than the Russians ever had. By the way, all of these ‘czar’ appointments are UNCONSTITUTIONAL. They have not been vetted, nor have they gone through the normal confirmation proceedings. Most of what Obama has pulled since he got into office has been unethical, illegal, and in direct violation of Constitutional principles.
Jones isn’t the kind of dickbag who will simply give up trying to influence government policy. He may fade from the limelight, but he’ll continue to subvert from behind the scenes.
He’s just one of the many socialist/communist radicals in Obama’s sphere of unsavory friends.