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The Real Reason Van Jones was Fired

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I hate those teaser headlines that never actually achieve what they promise so I'll tell you up front, I don't know why he was fired. But what I do know tells me it wasn't for the reasons given to the public. If the White House were to fire all the staffers who had called Republicans a**holes, Obama would be working alone in the White House.

Signing a petition calling for a further investigation into 9-11? Lets see, name your three favorite investigations done by the Bush Administration that you felt were done admirably and above reproach. You see, it very quickly becomes the Washington version of Clue.

Ordinarily you ignore the a**hole remark and you apologize, saying that you misunderstood the full intent of the petition, and everyone goes back to work. So for Mr. Jones to get fired so quickly and so stealthily it becomes obvious that there is more to the picture than meets the eye.

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Mr. Jones's efforts as co-founder of the group ColorofChange.org, which had led to the cancellation of over fifty advertisers on the Glenn Beck program, is definitely fuel for the fire. So was it Mr. Murdoch in the back alley with an innuendo? I know it wasn't Beck himself, he's such a spineless jellyfish I bet he walks the other way when he sees Bill O'Reilly in the hall. Weasels don't fight, they whine to their boss. Beck has been whining about Jones and taking shots at him on his show, shots that mainly go over the heads of the attentive troglodytes in the audience.

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Considering that Jones has only been in office as an adviser on "Green Jobs" for a few months you can eliminate malfeasance as he hasn't been in office long enough to hold cocaine-fueled parties with hookers hired as day workers as was done by the Bush Forest Service employees. Nor has he been in office long enough to pass out no bid multi-million dollar contracts to companies where he has a monetary investment or family members on the payroll, as was done in the Bush administration. So if it's not professional it must be personal, but remember this is Washington. DUIs? Forget it, too common. If it were something that mundane Jones would just step down to spend more time with his family.

For generations it was common to push people from office by threatening to expose to the public that they were gay. Today in politics that is nonsense, you can only be removed for being gay after running for office as a staunch anti-gay activist, and even then you'd be removed for being a hypocrite and not for being gay.

Skeletons in the closet perhaps? Incriminating photos maybe of Jones holding a bong and partying with Mike Tyson or walking dogs with Michael Vick? Again, this is Washington; substance abuse is as common as cracks in the sidewalk. The numbers there would be like going to a Bush cabinet meeting and asking, "Raise your hand if you dodged the draft with college deferments."

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Limbaugh, two felony arrests, Cindy McCain, felony forgery and theft, but this is Washington, debauchery's playground. Any accusations like that would be met with one of ours for one of yours. So it is unlikely to be moral turpitude. Then what does Jones say in his own defense?

"They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide." Thank you, Dr. Obvious. That is the Republican game plan from day one, so the question we need to ask is, why did it work in this case. Jones cited a "vicious smear campaign," which points back to Fox, and maybe the skeletons are not in Mr. Jones's closet but someone higher up and Mr. Jones is just being a good soldier and falling on the grenade for an officer, ala Scooter Libby.

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