This must be a tough pill for the local “anti-greens,” climate denialists, many CABPRO members and the hard right to swallow: As recently as last fall, their GOP candidate for governor, Meg Whitman, said she was a “huge” fan of Van Jones.
OMG. “Van Jones is one of the more outspoken and now visible socialist radicals (a self-declared communist) in the Obama administration,” right-wing blogger George Rebane has informed us. Added his friend Russ Steele: “Since the Sierra Business Council is promoting the dirty oil theme created by an organization lead by an avowed Communist, can we assume that they support Van Jones philosophy for destroying capitalism?” (The rhetoric never dies: This morning one of our former supervisors, CABPRO founder Todd Juvinall, calls Al Gore a “bloated fool.”)
The divergent opinions shows how our vocal, local conservatives can be out of touch with leading candidates in their own political party, let alone the “lefties.” It’s not too late for a Jerry Brown “protest vote.”
Meanwhile, “Nannygate” continues to haunt Meg, includng at last night’s debate. Voting begins next week!
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