Jones blames 'smears' for ouster
On a slow news day, late at night, on a holiday week end when most citizens aren't paying attention to the news, the White House released a statement that Van Jones resigned.
And although Jones did earlier issue an apology for previously describing Republicans in crude terms and other questionable behavior and associations, Jones, a true member of the Obama administration, blamed the evil other, those opposed to the reforms of President Barack Obama (D), for forcing his resignation. You see, it really wasn't his fault.
"On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me," Jones, special adviser for green jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, said in a statement announcing his resignation just after midnight Saturday. "They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide."
He continued: "I have been inundated with calls -- from across the political spectrum -- urging me to 'stay and fight.' But I came here to fight for others, not for myself. I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past. We need all hands on deck, fighting for the future."
Spoken like a true member of the Obama administration. He won't have to worry about joining the ranks of the unemployed though--all ex President George W. Bush's fault of course--as he'll be a triumphant trophy hire for numerous environmental, and other organizations, where as a victim of the vast right wing conspiracy he'll enjoy martyr status.