In which Gateway Pundit does the Googling that Obama refuses to do. Although honestly, at this point I think Jones’s hiring is best explained not as a breakdown in vetting but as a goof by Obama to see just how much crap the media will let him get away with. “Hey Rahm — bet you 20 bucks I can get a Truther communist appointed to an environmental oversight position.”

Birthers at the town halls … and Truthers in the White House. Which has gotten more press coverage?

NEW YORK CITY, NY (Oct. 26, 2004) – An alliance of 100 prominent Americans and 40 family members of those killed on 9/11 today announced the release of the 911 Truth Statement, a call for immediate inquiry into evidence that suggests high-level government officials may have deliberately allowed the September 11th attacks to occur. The Statement supports an August 31st Zogby poll that found nearly 50% of New Yorkers believe the government had foreknowledge and “consciously failed to act,” with 66% wanting a new 9/11 investigation.

Follow the link and you’ll find Jones’s signature the 46th at the bottom. And no, there’s no chance that he was mistakenly added to the list. I’ve been trying to come up with a joke all morning about what sort of leftist lunatic might be next on O’s hiring list, but I simply can’t top “Truther communist.” Congratulations, Barry: You’re now parody-proof.

When the GOP eventually takes back Congress, one of its first acts should be a statute or even a constitutional amendment, if necessary to avoid separation-of-powers concerns, requiring “czars” to sit through the same Senate confirmation process that cabinet appointees are made to endure. Obama’s exploited that loophole at least twice now, once to install Jones and the other to make this nut our new King of Science or whatever, and the most ethical Congress evah won’t rouse itself to inquire. If the president can’t be trusted not to appoint Truther filthbags then he’ll simply have to be checked and balanced, right, Bush-hating Democrats? Exit question: Will Jones be gone before today’s airing of “Glenn Beck”? If so, what does it say about Obama that evidently communists are fit to be czars but Truther communists are a bridge too far?