Facebook: New page formed to draft Van Jones for Governor of California

Draft Van Jones for governor of California is on Facebook. As of the time of this writing it had 228 fans. H/T a comment by Dave Schwab on a previous post.

9 thoughts on “Facebook: New page formed to draft Van Jones for Governor of California

  1. Dave Schwab

    Yeah, this page is for Governor of California. CA needs a progressive to keep the race from being a farce, like the late Peter Camejo did with his Green gubernatorial campaigns.

    The funny thing is that The Hill took the Green Party’s press release invitation to Van Jones and added the speculation about the 2012 presidential race… then before you know it Twitter is full of angry right-winger tweets about how the Green Party is running Van Jones for president in 2012. Well hey, I’m not against it.

  2. W is a 911 terrorist and Obama Been Lyin'

    Any state could start a truth commission.

    The truth about 9/11 is a big issue. It is the excuse that was used to sell the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Department of Homeland Security, torture, domestic espionage under the so called Patriot Act, indefinite detention without charges, secret prisons, and much more.

    If you don’t think that these policies have a major impact on the economy or the states, you haven’t really thought about the issues involved very much.

  3. Dave Schwab

    9/11 is not Van Jones’ big issue, altho I can understand how the corporate media may have confused you. Jones is a charismatic environmental leader who has been one of the strongest voices for a Green New Deal (I’m not sure if he uses that term, tho). His advocacy and book “The Green-Collar Economy” have helped to recast environmentalism as a way to solve the economic crisis and help people lift themselves out of poverty.

    If you had asked any progressive who they felt had their back in the Obama administration, I’ll bet you most would say “Van Jones”. Then Obama throws him to the wolves for having signed a petition calling for a new investigation of 9/11 – along with thousands of survivors and first responders. But hey, just because Glenn Beck hates the families of 9/11 victims (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/01/stephen-colbert-rips-apar_n_181673.html) doesn’t mean that he can’t use 9/11 hysteria and McCarthyist tactics to sabotage a rising green star.

  4. W is a 911 terrorist and Obama Been Lyin'

    OK, he shouldn’t make it his biggest issues.

    But it’s a big part of his story, and journalists would want to hook into it. He should roll with that to get more coverage and thus bring more attention to his other issues.

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