Energy Secretary Steven Chu to take the fall for Solyndra.
Secretary Chu will take “full responsibility” today for the government’s decision to throw a half-billion’s worth of taxpayer money into a failing energy company, despite its own watchdogs’ recommendations (and the government’s decision to pressure Solyndra into not reporting layoffs until after the ’10 midterms) – while at the same time insisting that nothing untoward occurred. In other words, Chu will not take any kind | Read More »
White House scheduled Solyndra layoffs for after ’10 elections?
I am almost relieved by this: The Obama administration urged officers of the struggling solar company Solyndra to postpone announcing planned layoffs until after the November 2010 midterm elections, newly released e-mails show. More accurately, I am relieved that I can still get angry about this. You never know when you’re going to get suddenly numb about the latest batch of incompetent corruption that this | Read More »
“Solyndra, you’re breaking my cred…”
I am in shock. I am in veritable shock. Somebody put together a parody of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Cecelia…” …that actually scans. Meanwhile, in other news: it’s just come out that Solyndra made a last minute lobbying effort to influence Congress’s investigation of the company. Didn’t work, of course – the Republican-led House is in no mood for shenanigans, particularly when they’re shenanigans that started | Read More »