[Language: English (audio); Captions: English, Korean]
If the name Van Jones rings a bell, it should.
In March 2009 Jones was appointed by President Barack Obama to the newly created position of Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, where he worked with various “agencies and departments to advance the administration’s climate and energy initiatives, with a special focus on improving vulnerable communities.” In July 2009 he became “embroiled in a controversy” over his past political activities, including a public comment disparaging congressional Republicans, his name appearing on a petition for 911Truth.org, and allegations of association with a Marxist group during the 1990s. Highlighting these issues, conservatives launched an aggressive campaign against him. Jones resigned from the position in early September 2009.
I think he could have done a superb job in that position, but sadly, we’ll never know. This presentation here is fantastic.
h/t Laura for the video!