You remember Solyndra, don’t you? It’s that scandal Paul Krugman thinks isn’t a scandal. It’s the scandal the Left absolutely, positively refuses to talk about, while at the same time maintaining the pious, self-righteous, sanctimonious pretense of being “reality-based.”
Anyway, it seems that at the same time that the Department of Energy “was preparing a controversial change to the company’s $535 million federal loan guarantee, which wound up increasing the risk to taxpayers,” the White House was backing away as quickly and as frantically as possible from a plan to invite Solyndra executives to the 2011 State of the Union Addresss, where presumably, they would be lauded as being representative of everything that is good, decent, and proper about American capitalism.
So Solyndra wasn’t good enough for public praise. But it was good enough for investment at the expense of taxpayer interests.
In a just world, significantly more attention would be paid to this scandal, and the Obama administration would be reaping the political whirlwind. Perhaps if we could get Rush Limbaugh to say something nice about Solyndra, the port-side punditocracy and the media in general would finally be willing to talk at length about how mismanaged this entire affair was, and how important it is to replace this administration with one that is significantly more competent at its job.