Politico has a detailed article on the Van Jones resignation that raises some serious questions. At two separate points in the article, we are treated to this bit of White House spin: A White House official conceded Sunday that Jones’ past statements were not as thoroughly scrubbed due to his relatively low rank and a White House official conceded that Jones was not as thoroughly vetted as other administration officials, though the official suggested it had more to do with the relatively low level of Jones’ job than with the power of his patrons.
In other words, according to the White House, Jones was not high enough up the totem pole to be of sufficient power and, consequently, they did not vet him thoroughly.
But there is a problem with this. According to the last paragraph of the Politico article. Read more