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Van Jones’s Defenders



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There’s a lot of crazy in John Nichols’s piece, discussed below, but the one that jumped out was this passage:

Jones wanted a more serious inquiry, as did many mainstream Democrats and Republicans who worried about the constrained and ineffectual approach of the 9/11 Commission and a Bush-friendly Congress. As the NAACP’s Jealous says, “I have known Van Jones for more than 15 years. In that time he, as is characteristic of great public servants, has continuously grown and increased his capacity for improving the condition of humanity. Throughout, he has been guided by a powerful sense of patriotism and love for all.”

Jones’ Republican critics knew this.

They knew that he was constantly guided by a powerful sense of patriotism and love for all? They knew this how? And Nichols knows that they knew it how?



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