[T]here’s a subsection of the left who have made their bones and fortunes using interest group grievances and get caught flat-footed when they’re suddenly thrust into a position where results actually matter. Actually strike that. He’s the “green jobs czar.” His results don’t matter but they will be measured which is roughly the same level of kryptonite. What’s happening to Jones is probably what would happen if Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton were forced to get a real job.Ouch. Welcome to the Obama Nation, where all criticism is subject to the accusation of raaaaacism. If Obama throws Jones under the bus, the Leader's minions will depict it as a sop to right-wing hatemongers, and Jones will walk away with a platinum Victimhood Card, immediately redeemable for a six-figure book contract.
Hesitant myself to call attention to the "interest group" aspect of the Van Jones situation, journalistic curiosity gets the better of me. How many UT-Martin graduates have been admitted to Ivy League law schools in the past 20 years?
Remember: Five A's in raaaaacism . . .
UPDATE: Welcome, Instapundit readers! Just because the Professor went to Yale Law, doesn't mean his spelling never needs correction. Nevertheless, Insty remains our up-to-the-minute source, informing us that the esteemed T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII has at last weighed in.
UPDATE II: "Prescient." Aw, shucks. T'weren't nothin' . . .
UPDATE III: Linked by Dyspepsia Generation and, coincidentally, Pundette just discovered she's a raaaaacist.