Apparently, celebrating failure is a theme at the Democratic National Convention. And we’ve barely started talking about the Obama administration’s record:
The Obama campaign rolled out the red carpet this week for a former top Energy Department official who was at the center of the ill-fated government loan to Solyndra, a California solar panel firm that wound up in bankruptcy.
Steven J. Spinner joined other top fundraisers for a VIP tour of the Democratic National Convention floor in Charlotte Monday evening, posing and waving for a photographer while standing behind the podium. When he saw ABC News cameras, however, he ran for the exit.
You’d think that this would be somewhat newsworthy, no? Well, ABC certainly thought that it was newsworthy and tried to talk to Spinner. But then . . .
A DNC employee blocked ABC News reporters from following Spinner as he broke into a run.
“You can’t follow people,” the aide said, as he held up his arms to keep the camera from filming Spinner as he left the venue.
Yeah, God forbid that an embarrassing interview might result. In any event, there is a word to describe both Spinner’s behavior and that of the Democrats. It starts with “c” and ends with “owardly.”