Audio: Vice President Biden Doesn’t Know Who Van Jones Is
October 4, 2011 - 7:55 am
You’ve heard of Shoeless Joe? Meet Clueless Joe.
Tuesday morning on AM Tampa Bay on 970 WFLA, Vice President Joe Biden was asked by Jack Harris about the Occupy Wall Street Movement. The VP said “I really don’t know about the Van Jones group, except what I read in the press.” The group is currently protesting in New York City against the social and economic inequality, corporate greed and the influence of corporate money and lobbyists on government.
Later in his response in talking about the frustration seen in the Tea Party and the Occupy Wall Street Group, Biden said “you have on the one end Van Jones’ guys, whoever he is, talking about Wall Street.” Jack Harris and Tedd Webb stopped him to tell him he had previously been “Green Czar” in the administration. The VP responded, “Oh is that… alright”
Jones was, of course, Obama’s “Green Czar” who resigned in controversy once it came to light that he is a Communist and was a Truther. Jones is behind the Occupy movement. You know this, and I know this. But the vice president whose boss hired Jones for a powerful post in his administration, does not know this. The radio hosts’ bemusement at having to lend the veep a fact is priceless.