Drudge does not have the headline – yet. It’s that new, probably about twenty minutes old or so.
According to Flopping Aces, Van Jones, Obama’s Green Jobs Czar, is going to need to be seeking a new green job himself.
Jones thinks it is a vicious right wing smear campaign. He doesn’t seem to mention that he’s a racist, but then it’s only racist if …
You gotta love these people. Like cockroaches, they can’t stand the light of day. LFG notes the timing – Saturday night, late, on a holiday weekend.
“...On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me,” Jones, special adviser for green jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, said in a statement announcing his resignation just after midnight Saturday. “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.”
Jones issued two public apologies in recent days, one for signing a petition that questioned whether Bush administration officials “may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war” and the other for using a crude term to describe Republicans in a speech he gave before joining the administration.
Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) called on Jones to resign Friday, saying in a statement, “His extremist views and coarse rhetoric have no place in this administration or the public debate.”…”