It sure appears so. In 2004 Oakland activist and attorney Van Jones didn't have a clue that he would one day hold a cushy job in the White House when he signed his name to a petition.

Jones' name appears on a "Truthers" petition for 911truth.org accusing high level government officials within then president George Bush's administration of allowing the September 11th attacks to occur.

Conspiracy theorists have an annoying habit of ignoring actual facts and evidence and just going by their gut instincts, which is so often just plain wrong.

So fast forward to 2009 and Jones finds himself appointed the Special Advisor for Green Jobs at the White house.

When right wing bloggers dug up Jones' signature on the Truthers petition, Jones at first claimed to have no idea how his name got on that document in 2004.

A simple check with the 911 Truthers organization proved he was lying.

Mike Berger, a spokesman for 911Truth.org, told the Washington Times via phone that all of the signers had been verified by their group. “No one’s name was put on that list without them knowing it,” he said.

Bowing to intense pressure from the media, Jones had no choice but to come clean.

Thursday evening, Jones apologized for signing the 2004 petition and said he doesn't feel that way today and never has had such thoughts about the government causing 9/11.

Of course he's lying. But it doesn't matter because Jones is already halfway under the wheels of that proverbial yellow bus.

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