When I watched that earlier today, I was amazed at how how unimpressed they were by revelations that there was a Communist in the White House. That’s what’s wrong with the “Washington bubble”. Maybe that’s why the media (even right leaning media?) avoids reporting on Obama’s radical background and associations, even as he now brings these associations into the White House to work with him. They think it’s no big deal? Here, in flyover country, that’s still considered a big deal.
Meanwhile, Van Jones seems to be hoping that a lame disavowal that he was ever a truther will suffice until this blows over:
Van Jones, the Special Advisor for Green Jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, is Number 46 of the petitioners from the so-called “Truther” movement which suggests that people in the administration of President George W. Bush “may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war.”
In a statement issued Thursday evening Jones said of “the petition that was circulated today, I do not agree with this statement and it certainly does not reflect my views now or ever.”
He did not explain how his name came to be on the petition.
“My work at the Council on Environmental Quality is entirely focused on one goal: building clean energy incentives which create 21st century jobs that improve energy efficiency and use renewable resources,” Jones said in his statement tonight.
That was basically the answer Glenn Beck got from the White House when he asked them why a Communist was a close adviser to the President. Seems to be their pat answer to all questions about Van Jone’s radical background.
And what does Jones want us to believe about how his name got on that list? Allahpundit explores the possibilities.
Here’s Glenn Beck, rubbing his nose in it.
After telling us that the the truther petition he signed in 2004 didn’t “reflect his views, now or ever”, it comes out that he was one of the earliest truthers in the movement, having helped organize a march to agitate for a congressional inquiry of 9/11 and the “‘war on terrorism’ which endangers the lives and liberties of free peoples everywhere”: Take it away, Gateway Pundit.