Van Jones was one of my Community Organizer Hall of Famers. Still is. Van Jones spoke at Netroots Nation Friday morning in Las Vegas. Jones was another Obama administration casualty of “gotcha” right wing media. He resigned from his post as White House Special Adviser for Green Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation after his signature was found on a 9/11 “Truther” petition. In this speech, Jones admits he held his pity party and it’s been a year of “hope” and “heartbreak” for him; but Jones never forgets how to love. He never forgets to keep pushing for those green jobs. The work had just begun in November 2008.
I hope the transcript for this will be posted soon. This video is about an hour and a few minutes. Introduction by Howard Dean, former DNC chairman. Interview with Van Jones follows his speech.