Van Jones: I Am Not a Truther

lawhawk9/03/2009 7:19:04 pm PDT

Allah sums things up thusly, and I happen to agree with his possible outcomes. I don’t know if I agree with his conclusion though:

Three possibilities. One: The Truthers are lying and simply added names of activists like Jones who, um, no one had ever heard of when the petition was circulated in 2004. If that’s true, it’s curious that people like Ed Asner and Janeane Garofalo, whose names are also on there, apparently haven’t objected in the five years since. Two: As I said in the Beck post, maybe Jones doesn’t actually believe the theory but signed on for the sheer romantic rebel pseudo-intellectual glory of it. In that case, we’re in the same situation as we were with Ron Paul when he denied having written the racist crap in those old Ron Paul newsletters: Even if he’s telling the truth, the fact that he approved it proves he’s either too stupid or careless to be trusted with power. Or three: Jones is lying. Unless the correct answer is number one — and it’s mighty curious that Jones isn’t saying it is — then he’s got to go. Pull the trap door, Barry.

We have tax cheats confirmed by Congress to head the Treasury. We have all manner of corruptocrat in Congress and the Administration. This guy’s a weasel. He might even be a closet troofer. Why shouldn’t he be in this Administration? He fits in perfectly.

Meanwhile, a real corruptocrat - Charles Rangel still gets to sit in the House and decide tax policy while the ethics committee members happen to have received campaign contributions from … Rangel. Yeah, we’ve got corruption all the way around.