Stunner. Nutroots Nation gave a standing ovation to former Obama Green Jobs Czar Van Jones this weekend at their national convention.
The American Spectator reported:
Van Jones, the former Obama “green jobs czar” who was forced to resign after it was revealed that he signed a petition calling for an investigation into whether the Bush administration deliberately allowed the Sept. 11 attacks to happen, was given a standing ovation by liberal activists here at the Netroots Nation conference.
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In a video introduction, former DNC chairman Howard Dean called Jones a “hero.”
During his speech, Jones said that he threw himself a long “pity party” after his exit from the administration, but compared his own struggle to the larger state of the nation. He made the case for investing in new energy technologies, and dismissed concerns about the deficit.
“There’s plenty of money out there, the only question is how to spend it,” Jones said.