Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Newly Official Van Jones

See Van's first public appearance in his new post on the Council on Environmental Quality. Here's an excerpt from Elizabeth Kolbert's New Yorker profile of Jones in January 2009:

"Your goal has to be to get the greenest solutions to the poorest people," Jones told me. "That’s the only goal that’s morally compelling enough to generate enough energy to pull this transition off. The challenge is making this an everybody movement, so your main icons are Joe Six-Pack—Joe the Plumber—becoming Joe the Solar Guy, or that kid on the street corner putting down his handgun, picking up a caulk gun."

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