Can't Keep A Good Man Down
by Nathan Empsall, Wed Sep 09, 2009 at 12:38:04 PM EDT
From the Salon War Room, the Center for American Progress is giving Van Jones an office:
The New York Daily News reported Wednesday that Jones, who'd served as an advisor on green jobs, was heading to a job at the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank run by Obama transition chief John Podesta. If that was true, it would be very interesting, as a sign of how the progressive establishment generally -- it doesn't get more progressive establishment than Podesta -- is still embracing Jones.
The story, though, is apparently not true -- but it's not entirely false, either. Jones isn't getting a job with CAP, a spokeswoman told Politico. But, she said, "we have offered office space for him to work out of while he figures out what he wants to do next."
Not quite the endorsement that an actual job would have been, but not far off, either.