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September 03, 2009

How Does Van Jones Hope To Keep His Job As An Obama Adviser After Being Outed As A 9/11 Truther? Easy...Deny, Deny, Deny

Chutzpah.

A top environmental official of the Obama administration issued a statement Thursday apologizing for past incendiary statement and denying that he ever agreed with a 2004 petition on which his name appears, a petition calling for congressional hearings and an investigation by the New York Attorney General into "evidence that suggests high-level government officials may have deliberately allowed the September 11th attacks to occur."

Van Jones, the Special Advisor for Green Jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, is Number 46 of the petitioners from the so-called "Truther" movement which suggests that people in the administration of President George W. Bush "may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war."

In a statement issued Thursday evening Jones said of "the petition that was circulated today, I do not agree with this statement and it certainly does not reflect my views now or ever."

There's a recap of Van's Greatest Hits at the link.

Will Obama and Jones try to ride this out in the hopes it goes away over the holiday weekend? I doubt it. More likely, it's just the perfunctory denial before the quiet holiday weekend resignation.


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