As noted by CNN (where I first saw the story) and here at RedState, self-avowed Communist and Obama "Green Czar" Van Jones resigned from his position around midnight. As is obvious, it was done during a holiday weekend and while the President was on "vacation" so that Obama didn't have to worry about having to answer pesky questions from the media, provided they bother asking.
The RedState post links to a great piece by Byron York that clearly demonstrates everything that is wrong with the lion's share of the media today, their refusal to cover President Obama in any kind of objective manner. Other than the conservative blogosphere, talk radio, and Fox News, the media was going to ignore this appointment, much like every other appointment and policy decision made by the administration. While this isn't news to conservatives, the awakening American people are slowly coming to grips with a mainstream media that is acting more like a hired PR firm for the Obama administration and the Democratic Party than an objective purveyor of the news.
This is a pretty good victory for conservatives and all Americans, but it isn't one with which to rest laurels upon. Pressure on the administration and the Democratic Congressional "leadership" needs to be maintained and increased to find out if they ever plan on dealing with the short-term economic issues or continuing to distract the American people with policies that will both add to Americans' dependence on the government and every American's financial burden in order to pay off a statist-created and irresponsible government debt, regardless of political party. This government has to be told that if they don't do what is fiscally proper, then we will add a few more to the unemployment rolls in 2010.
I do find it ironic that Jones, in a manner that befits his status as a complete hypocrite, had this to say:
"On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me," Jones said in the statement. "They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide."
No sir, we are not using lies and distortions, but your own words and actions. However, I hope he feels better after getting that off his chest. Now Mr. Jones, go away.