My guess is that Glenn Beck is spending this Sunday morning standing on the roof of his house with a giant foam #1 finger on his hand, waving his arms in the air as if he just didn’t care, and moonwalking while a boom box plays “We Are The Champions” at an ear-splitting volume.
It can only mean, of course, that “Green Jobs Czar” Van Jones has resigned.
Jones did not go gently. His resignation letter was a classic case of political martyrdom. He blames his resignation on lies and smears, by which I assume he means the truth and videos of his own speeches on You Tube, and then sacrifices himself despite the hand-wringing entreaties from people “across the political spectrum,” by which I assume he means those hardliners to the Left of Trotsky. “I came here to fight for others, not for myself,” he writes as he ascends the cross. I can’t help but wonder if everyone in the Administration shares the same Messiah complex as the President.
This is a good thing for America. It does not help our country or the office of the Presidency to have such a wackjob conspiracy nut, radical Communist who accuses white corporations of poisoning minority workers as an advisor to the President of the United States. Van Jones needs to be sitting in Lafayette Park wearing a tin foil hat and muttering about the radio transmitters in his shoes. He is a repellent figure and never should have been hired in the first place.
But as much as Glenn Beck may enjoy sitting by the fire, sipping a fine mineral water, and admiring Jones’s head stuffed and mounted over the mantle, the resignation does not alleviate the problem.
The problem is a President who would hire Van Jones. There is not a single second where I believe that Obama was not familiar with Jones’s past. The 9/11 Truther thing may have been a surprise, but Jones was quite open about his Communism, his radicalism, and his hateful disdain for those who disagreed with him. Nor is Jones the only wackjob radical in the President’s inner circle. There’s still John Holdren, Cass Sunstein, and Mark Lloyd, and my guess is that these three are just the tip of the iceberg. They also need to go. Glenn, are you listening? There’s still some good hunting to be done.
UPDATE: I see Michelle Malkin has lots more and also takes the martyrdom angle. Hot Air comments on it as well, and also on the media response. Gateway Pundit, who did a lot to bring this story to light, has stuff, too.