I’m delighted to see that professional victimologist, truther and communist Van Jones has decided to retire to private life, but this administration is rich in potential future late-Saturday-night “resignations”, and I hope he’s not the last. Valerie Jarrett, for example, strikes me as another person whose vetting seems to have been perfunctory, if not non-existent. Tied to housing scandals in Chicago - involving Tony Rezko, no less – she is currently serving as a senior advisor and assistant to the President for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs. She’s a long-time mover and shaker on Chicago’s political scene, and was instrumental in helping to heave Barry into the White House.
Don’t hold your breath about Jarrett, though. Unlike the buffoonish Jones, Jarrett is probably too valuable to Obama because of her many business and political ties, as well as being somebody who knows too much; I doubt she can be unceremoniously dumped. And besides, with the kind of cover being given even to a nut-bucket like Jones by these sacred media cows, it’s going to be difficult to force Obama to cram too many more people under that monster bus. The best way to get rid of the radicals and crooks in the Obama administration is to get rid of the administration itself in 2012. Until then, the next best thing is to substantially lighten the Democratic representation in the House and the Senate in 2010, and force the President to drag himself in the direction of something at least resembling the center.