From Washington Post 12:30AM:
Van Jones Resigns
By Garance Franke-Ruta
Van Jones, special adviser for green jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, resigned Saturday, following weeks of pressure from the right and a flurry of revelations about his past statements.
"I am resigning my post at the Council on Environmental Quality, effective today," Jones said in a resignation letter released by the CEQ late Saturday.
"On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me. They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide," he said.
"I have been inundated with calls -- from across the political spectrum -- urging me to 'stay and fight,'" he continued. "But I came here to fight for others, not for myself. I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past. We need all hands on deck, fighting for the future.
"It has been a great honor to serve my country and my President in this capacity. I thank everyone who has offered support and encouragement. I am proud to have been able to make a contribution to the clean energy future. I will continue to do so, in the months and years ahead."
Posted at 12:30 AM ET on Sep 6, 2009
A little after MN at first Chuck Todd and CNN ( Brusk) released this news on Twitter, there was no official WH press release of Statement- it was literally released as a Twitter Rumor...( This was poorly handled ....it felt like Chuck and CNN loved sneaking out this information...it was pretty tacky- they never thought to talk to him or interview him ? or was this how Gibbs and Rahm wanted it released ?And WHO will be attacked next by Beck and FOX....)
LINK post to Twitter or FB, Van Jones Actual Letter to Stutley,linked to the title::
Howard Dean Weighed in this am, Here's the link for Twitter:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfqMha5aMsA,