One thing on which Cobb and I have recently agreed is that Caity Johnstone rocks our respective worlds.
Ms. Johnstone, who has been contributing to Inquisitr almost daily of late, is a converted Sandernista. As a progressive voter, she jumped on the Bernie bandwagon early, rejected Hillary Clinton's candidacy for a host of reasons, and switched her allegiance to Jill Stein and the Greens when it became clear that Sen. Sanders would not get the Democrats' nod. Here's her piece from Thursday on the revelation that Jill Stein has her money in some not-100%-green funds.
ZOMG. Hide your kids, hide your wife.
So far, those attacks have not been as profuse or nasty as I expected. It's astounding to me, personally, that the worst scandal that the Daily Beast can find on Dr. Stein is that she has investments in funds that might include energy stocks.
You wanna know what's more scandalous? People who should know better—most egregiously, Tim Wise—are treating this bit of smearage as if it completely destroys the Mythos of Stein. Stein's investment portfolio absolutely pales in comparison to what the Clintons and Trumps have done with their money and their time in office, as the good doctor has pointed out in her official response. Get some perspective, people!
Generally, I view the stock market as a vehicle for redistributing wealth to the already wealthy. The bond market is even worse. But I can no more reject Stein for her prudent, modest investments than I can my Green comrades who still eat meat (which quite a few do). In the unlikely event of her moving into the White House, Stein and her husband, Dr. Richard Rohrer, would certainly transfer their investments to an even blinder trust—or, if I know Jill, she would cash in and give the proceeds to a suitably progressive charitable organization. She certainly would not make policy based on how it would affect her earnings.