Thursday, September 03, 2009

'Green Jobs' Adviser's Past Could Stir Trouble for White House at Critical Time - Political News -

President Obama's "green jobs" adviser could become a mounting liability for the Obama administration, as the latest revelation about Van Jones shows his belief that the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks may have been an inside job.

Jones joined the "9/11 truther" movement by signing a statement in 2004 calling for then-New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and others to launch an investigation into evidence that suggests "people within the current administration may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war."

How do these things unfold?

How do third rate appointees even get past the fist-cut of these things? Bush attempted to get a relatively unknown friend appointed to the Supreme Court. (I can't even remember her name.) Even Bush supporters were poking each other in the ribs over that.

I can only imagine that a President provides a "list of friends to be rewarded" at the beginning of his administration and the clueless clerical workers (that is largely what they are) that surround the office then go to work trying to use as many of them as possible.

From high to low, the vetting of appointees to this president seems to have been non-existent. One more piece of evidence, if we needed any, that this presidency is an empty suite, and getting emptier with every new appointment.

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