Van Jones Resigns-Special Advisor for Green Jobs Goes Bye Bye

We love lists. Fileunderi maintains lists for everything, and one of our favorites is our "Morning Headlines That Don't Surprise Us List". We start a new one each year and edit the list as we go along. We now have a new Number One for 2009:

Van Jones Resigns

What? Really?

Frankly, we were going to add this headline to our list days ago, when we first read that it was disclosed that Van Jones said, "Republicans are assholes". As soon as we read that, it was over. We made a mental note, add "Van Jones Resigns" to our "Morning Headlines That Don't Surprise Us List".

(On a side note-Van Jones was right. Republicans ARE Assholes. So are Democrats, Independents,those soft hearted Greens, and Libertarians. Especially Libertarians.
Amazingly, 99% of those who are politically active and feel strongly about an issue tend to be assholes about it. You can look it up.)

Reactions on the Webosphere were swift and brutal:

From the Huffington Post-Glenn Beck Gets First Scalp: Van Jones Resigns

From The Gateway Pundit-GREEN CZAR VAN JONES RESIGNS!... Communist Leaves White House

(We LOVE that headline, don't you?)

Here are excerpts from Van Jones Resignation Statement:

"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."

And so, Van Jones will drift off into oblivion, and Mr. Obama will search for a new Green Jobs Czar

We would recommend that Mr. Obama searches YouTube as part of the vetting process, OR he could stop being a such a politician and tell the Republicans,"Well, you ARE assholes".


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