Scott Johnson, over at Power Line, notes this interesting observation by Washington Post writer Lois Romano in her profile of Van Jones.
His [Van Jones] career path was not unlike President Obama’s. After graduating from Yale Law School, Jones worked as a community activist in Oakland, Calif., and founded the Ella Barker Center for Human Rights. A few years ago, he saw an opportunity to combine his commitment to racial and economic parity with work to solve the environmental crisis. He soon became a hero of the green movement as he talked about “greening the ghetto,” appearing on hip shows such as “The Colbert Report” and sending out his message on YouTube. (Emphasis mine)
Johnson, translates the highlighted sentence thus:
“Jones saw how he might combine his racial hustle with his Marxist claptrap to seize on purported concern for the environment as the path to power.”