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Van Jones Resigns

Filed under: Uncategorized — Scott Jacobs @ 8:29 pm

It is now, by my clock, 11:25 pm on Saturday.  What better time to release this?

WASHINGTON — Obama aide Van Jones resigns as environmental adviser amid controversy over past statements.
Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

The time stamp says “15 minutes ago”, but has for a little while.  I suspect it was a “stroke of midnight” release.

I mean, there’s no way they are trying to bury this story…  No way at all

The question remains, however: How the holy monkey-fuck did this guy pass the vetting process?  Is the White House that stupid?  Or could it be that they didn’t find anything wrong with his words because they agree with them – after all, would crazy talk sound crazy if you agree with it?

I mean, I’m sure to other truthers a phrase like “the first time fire ever melted steel” sounds perfectly rational, you know what I mean?

Edit – Looks like it hit the wires at about 12:10am Eastern.  Yeah, there’s no way people at the White House were trying to bury this…

Update: The WaPo has a story now, with the following awesome quote from Van Jones:

“On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me. They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide,” he said (emphasis added)

Smears?  Lies?  Distortions?  Asshole, there were video cameras.  We can watch you say the stuff we are claiming came out of your noise hole.

As I’ve often said in the past: “it isn’t slander if it’s true”.

Andy Levy and Allahpundit have had some great “let me be clear” lines…

“As I have consistently said: There’s a U-Haul waiting out front”

“Let me be clear: Pack your shit”

“Let me be clear: We have got to start doing background checks.”

“As I have always said, your job is no longer being created or saved.”

And one from me: “Let me be clear: Someone here needs to learn how to use Google.”

And don’t forget everyone…  Friday the White House was closed-lipped about Jones, saying only that

Jones would remain as part of Obama’s administration.

Heh.  Guess not.

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