If the road to social transformation can be paved only by saints who never make mistakes, the road will never be built.
Statement in 2007, quoted in "The green jobs handyman moves on : what can we learn from Van Jones' resignation? Don't sign petitions without reading them first, and if mistake-prone, stay out of politics." by Jessica Rae Patton, in Our Planet (15 September 2009)
Van Jones got fired because he became the Scary Negro of the Week on Fox News, where, let's be honest, they still feel threatened by Harry Belafonte.Van Jones
What got Van Jones fired was they caught him on tape saying that Republicans are assholes. And they call it "news." And Obama didn't say a word in defense of Jones and basically fired him when Glenn Beck told him to.Van Jones
Jones may well be more effective outside the administration than within it (I think Beck put it as "dangerous." Semantics.) As Ariana Huffington opined in a post September 7 called "Thank You, Glenn Beck!" (The Huffington Post), Van Jones was undeniably the best person for this job, but the job wasn't best for him. Van Jones is not someone who ought to be stuck behind a desk, calculating tax credits and guarding his opinions from the 24-hour news-culture vultures.Van Jones