I Don't Know What Van Jones Was Thinking

I really don't:

....The petition had called for "immediate inquiry into evidence that suggests high-level government officials may have deliberately allowed the September 11th attacks to occur" and demanded "an immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, Congressional hearings, media analysis, and the formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." (Other signatories included Ralph Nader, environmentalist and author Paul Hawken, Rainforest Action Network founder Randy Hayes, and John Gray, author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus.)

I don't really know what any of these dudes were thinking, actually. Perhaps this is silly to ask at this point, but what the hell happened to Ralph Nader?

It seems fair to ask what I'd think of, say, an official in some future GOP administration who'd signed a petition demanding an investigation into the details of Barack Obama's birth. I understand that it isn't a perfect one-to-one, but it's as close I can get.

H/T Patrick.