Van Jones gets a new office

The former White House advisor will get some space, at least, from a liberal establishment think tank

Published September 9, 2009 7:40PM (EDT)

Van Jones has been out of his job at the White House for only a few days now, but he may have secured himself some new office space already.

The New York Daily News reported Wednesday that Jones, who'd served as an advisor on green jobs, was heading to a job at the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank run by Obama transition chief John Podesta. If that was true, it would be very interesting, as a sign of how the progressive establishment generally -- it doesn't get more progressive establishment than Podesta -- is still embracing Jones.

The story, though, is apparently not true -- but it's not entirely false, either. Jones isn't getting a job with CAP, a spokeswoman told Politico. But, she said, "we have offered office space for him to work out of while he figures out what he wants to do next."

Not quite the endorsement that an actual job would have been, but not far off, either.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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