If I have offended anyone with statements I made in the past, I apologize. As for the petition that was circulated today, I do not agree with this statement and it certainly does not reflect my views now or ever.
My work at the Council on Environmental Quality is entirely focused on one goal: building clean energy incentives which create 21st century jobs that improve energy efficiency and use renewable resources.
The "petition" he's talking about is this one he signed, and by doing so, joined a short list of signatories calling for an investigation into the Bush administration for purposefully perpetrating the attacks on America on September 11, 2001. His excuse for signing this 9/11 "truther" statement, according to one staffer: he did not carefully review the language in the petition before agreeing to add his name.
Yeah, this sounds like a man responsible enough to manage the $80 billion his office has been given out of the federal stimulus bill. Also, notice how he apologized for having "offended" anyone with his remarks in the past--i.e. white people are poisoning minorities, Americans are spraying toxins on immigrants while they work in the fields, yadda yadda. If you are offended by these comments, let me apologize--but I'm not about to explain why I said them, apologize for actually having said them and/or comment on what the President of the United States has to say about these comments.In the interest of being "green" and environmentally friendly, let's start recycling: starting with Obama's Green Jobs advisor Van Jones.