Update September 6, 2009: In a not so stunning announcement, Van Jones was thrown under the bus and resigned as the Green Jobs Czar. Jones, of course, blamed others for his troubles in his statement:
“On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me. They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide.”
Mr. Jones, the folks who campaigned against you used YOUR WORDS to shed light on who you really are and most folks did not like what they saw (heard). To quote President Obama, “you can put lipstick on a pig…” One of the most humorous quotes about his resignation was from Fox News’ Andy Levy;
“Won’t it be weird when people who don’t get their news from the Internet or FNC have no idea who the guy who resigned is?”
I guess one thing that Mr. Alinsky forgot to mention in his Rule 13 was that when the target has weapons at his disposal, he may just fight back and win. I am not sure that Glen Beck has won more than this battle, but his odds seem much better. It does not hurt to have millions of listeners and viewers and be right.
You can bet that the politicians have taken note of the effectiveness of talk radio, Fox News, and the bloggers in fueling the daylighting of the real Mr. Jones. You may see real bipartisan legislation to work to reel in this power. Politicians do not like others having this much say in government.
Remember that WE SURROUND THEM!
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