Van Milder

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It's Labor Day, and frankly, I don't feel much like working. But I do have one observation about someone else who just lost their job.

During the Bush administration, a fair number of officials were found to have been members of, and in some cases, were still members of, some seriously fucking radical organizations. The Bush administration somehow managed to not find this distracting.

Also during the Bush adminstration, one prominent member of the administration, specifically George W. Bush, was caught on a live mic using the word "asshole" to describe an opponent. President Bush did not resign.

One of the ways Dubya and his motley crew got away with as much as they did is by never, ever, conceding a point to the opposition. The resignation of green jobs expert Van Jones concedes the point to the entire right-wing outrage factory. It won't quiet them, it will just shift their attention to the next person they can find a flimsy excuse to bitch about. And if the Obama administration doesn't realize this, or worse, refuses to act accordingly, then Yes We Can... watch another Democrat fail to turn electoral success into real political power. Happy Labor Day!