the left hailed van jones upon his arrival, it is no secret. he was supposed to be a huge gift to the dems.......and was introduced as "a person that obama had been after and researching for months". Now when the controversy happens Obama acts like he had no clue of Vans tendencies, just like he had no idea of Jeremiah's tendencies.....laughable.
but that is the nice thing about the czars, since they are not "legally" considered to be under the president directly and are not up for election or appointment he (obama) can act like he has no idea about their background.
If Van does not represent the left, then you cannot make the assumption that Joe represents the right. Sitting there during the speech not clapping, showing no emotion was enough for the republicans, we did not need Joe's outburst.