Sunday, September 6, 2009

Van Jones and the W.H. casualty list

The thing that surprises me is the horrible picks Obama has made. Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised. To win the election he must have made a lot of promises of giving people positions in his administration.

Looks like a lot of those people simply weren’t qualified, or had a suspicious past. I think Obama is discovering that, and it doesn’t help with his arguments for health care. Whose advise is he taking to tackle that challenge?   


When President Barack Obama's green jobs adviser, Van Jones, submitted his resignation this weekend, he became the first casualty of the Obama administration not to go quietly.

Where other departing officials have given explanations about process or used predictable lines about spending more time with their families, Jones released a statement accusing his critics of using "lies and distortions" about him to divert attention from the White House's agenda.

"On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me," Jones said.

Read more: at Politico

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