Van Jones handed Republicans his own head by signing a 2004 petition that embraced 9/11 conspiracy nonsense about the Bush administration. He needs to man up and leave immediately before further damage is done.
Van Jones has been wrongly savaged by rightwing commentators. Unfortunately, it turns out that Jones handed them his own head by signing a 2004 petition that embraced 9/11 conspiracy stuff about the Bush administration. (Kate Sheppard provides details.) This is politically damaging at a critical moment, and the petition was in every way indefensible. It is especially sad to see a worthy person make a career-damaging mistake. But Jones needs to man-up and leave quickly before further damage is done.
Author: Harold Pollack
Harold Pollack is Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He has served on three expert committees of the National Academies of Science. His recent research appears in such journals as Addiction, Journal of the American Medical Association, and American Journal of Public Health. He writes regularly on HIV prevention, crime and drug policy, health reform, and disability policy for American Prospect, tnr.com, and other news outlets. His essay, "Lessons from an Emergency Room Nightmare" was selected for the collection The Best American Medical Writing, 2009. He recently participated, with zero critical acclaim, in the University of Chicago's annual Latke-Hamentaschen debate.
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One thought on “A sad moment to man up: Van Jones needs to go”
I have a comment on this on the next post up (short version – not only no, but h*ll, no!).
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