Monday, September 07, 2009

Progressives decry resignation of Van Jones.

It's worth watching this Olbermann study of the insane Michelle Bachmann to put into perspective the news that Van Jones has been asked to leave the government because some of his views are controversial.

Jones resigned amid a furor over his signature on a 2004 petition questioning the government's actions around the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Howard Dean has said that Jones signed this petition without even knowing what he was signing.

But, even if he deliberately signed such a thing, can it seriously be argued that what he did is any crazier than the viewpoints regularly espoused by Michelle Bachmann and Sarah Palin?

The last Republican president wanted to teach creationism in schools and no-one laughed in his face.

Bush could place John Bolton as US Ambassador to the United Nations, despite the fact that he once said, "There is no such thing as the United Nations" and yet Van Jones's beliefs make him unfit to advise the president on the environment?

Why are the Republicans allowed to regularly spout madness and yet, the minute a Democrat suggests something outside the norm, it instantly becomes a firing offence?

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