Well, I suppose this should come as no shock to those who have been following along in the Glenn Beck smear campaign against Van Jones, the Special Advisor for Green Jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
Given his very left-wing politics and extreme comments made in the past, it's no surprise that the Obama administration dropped him like the hot potato that he is. No matter what you think of his comments, it is fairly unrealistic for any other outcome than his resignation particularly since the administration hasn't really done much to defend him.
Unfortunately, the right has created this atmosphere of fear-mongering and, if Obama and his team plan on getting anything accomplished, they have to be squeaky clean. Not that Van Jones played a pivotal role in any regard in the administration, but hacks like Beck have to have something to ride and this example was easy pickings, unfortunately.
When Van Jones was given the post, I was pretty excited about it. Given his history, I'm sure he will do just fine, although I find it highly annoying that these sorts of silly games are still played by the media. I mean, really, is having two highly intelligent, articulate, and fine-looking black men in the White House too much for people like Glenn Beck to bear? [Last sarcastic joke removed for propriety's sake.]
What's your opinion on this whole debacle?