The Van Jones Affair

by Patrick Appel

This isn't going to end well. Obama's green jobs czar, who has been unfairly attacked by the fringe right for awhile now (that Weigel WND piece linked below provides a good introduction), signed a 2004 petition calling for an "immediate inquiry into evidence that suggests high-level government officials may have deliberately allowed the September 11th attacks to occur." Jones has apologized and says he didn't carefully read the petition, but Harold Pollack is calling for Van Jones resignation, Kate Sheppard rounds up the news as of last night, and Ed Morrissey compiles what the right side of the blogosphere has unearthed.