Van Jones loved the spotlight. Heck, who wouldn't, after being named a special adviser and green jobs czar for President Barack Obama.
In Kansas City last week, Jones was one of the federal officials flown in to take a look at the Green Impact Zone, an idea to upgrade 150 blocks of low-income neighborhoods.
Jones was introduced twice by fellow, higher-ranking fed officials -- and on both occasions, Jones made sure to interject that he was a "special adviser" to Obama.
But now he's not part of the administration at all, thanks to imprudent remarks and a petition he signed years ago, a petition that implied the federal government allowed 9/11 to happen. Also words he said abot Republicans, and other racist videos floating around the internet.
Asked by Anonymous at 7:24 PM on Sep. 7, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Anonymous at 7:26 PM on Sep. 7, 2009
Answer by SaraCVT at 7:29 PM on Sep. 7, 2009
Sara, he admitted to being a communist
Answer by Anonymous at 7:37 PM on Sep. 7, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 7:38 PM on Sep. 7, 2009
In 1992, while still a law student at Yale, Jones participated as a volunteer legal monitor for a protest of the Rodney King verdict in San Francisco. He and many other participants in the protest were arrested. The district attorney later dropped the charges against Jones. The arrested protesters, including Jones, won a small legal settlement. Jones later said that "the incident deepened my disaffection with the system and accelerated my political radicalization." Jones said he was "a rowdy nationalist" before the King verdict was announced. By August of that year, he said, "I was a communist."
Answer by Anonymous at 7:39 PM on Sep. 7, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:41 PM on Sep. 7, 2009
Answer by Crissy1213 at 7:47 PM on Sep. 7, 2009
32 CZARS in House, 32 Czars, google him some, use HIS own words to show he's scum.... 31 more Czars in the House..
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:53 PM on Sep. 7, 2009
Answer by SaraCVT at 7:53 PM on Sep. 7, 2009
SaraCVT:THAT really will be the end of reasoned debate in this country.
How is a non-vetted, radical who called Repulicans A-holes~'reasoned debate'?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:57 PM on Sep. 7, 2009