Contra Tom Maguire, I don’t want to categorize le affaire Jones as being a case where the Right got a ‘scalp.’ Scalping has the connotation of being something that gets done in a war; and there was nothing warlike in the way that Van Jones was abandoned and cast aside. It was in fact almost criminal, the way that this administration set him up for what was going to be a natural and inevitable fall. The White House didn’t even try.
No, the proper metaphor here is clubbing a baby harp seal. I’d feel bad about that metaphor: but, well, 9/11 Troofer.
PS: I wonder how many more baby harp seals work for the executive branch?
Crossposted to RedState.