"Van Jones got his job through mainstream elements in the Democratic party, despite an affiliation that should have had him laughed out of polite society. The press sought to avoid coverage of the Jones story for as long as possible, and many on the Left continue to try to cover for Jones. Want a takeaway lesson from all of this? Here it is: It’s reassuring to see that Jones lost his job. But the amount of ambivalence that has gone into finding what should be plenty obvious to all–that Jones was and is hardly a model public figure–shows that we still have a lot of maturing to do as a political society. Casting Van Jones out should have been an easy-as-pie call, but for some reason, his defenders decided to make the process harder than it should have been by trying to ignore his story, and then, trying to defend the indefensible."
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
The New Ledger: