November 15, 2011 4 Comments
I know I’ve written four times about this but, I choose not to write about it every day, I (and you) get bored with it. But Solyndra, like Fast and Furious, and Old Man River, just keeps rolling along.
The Washington Post broke this story earlier this morning. Does anyone want to argue that Solyndra isn’t a scandal now?
“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. …
“Solyndra’s chief executive warned the Energy Department on Oct. 25, 2010, that he intended to announce worker layoffs Oct. 28. He said he was spurred by numerous calls from reporters and potential investors about rumors the firm was in financial trouble and was planning to lay off workers and close one of its two plants.
“But in an Oct. 30, 2010, e-mail, advisers to Solyndra’s primary investor, Argonaut Equity, explain that the Energy Department had strongly urged the company to put off the layoff announcement until Nov. 3. The midterm elections were held Nov. 2, and led to Republicans taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives.”
About the only thing I find even slightly humorous about this debacle is that Hot Air commenters are referring to Michelle Malkin referring to Obama as Icarus and recalling his fate. I’m reasonably certain at this point that if the Republicans had won the Senate, impeachment would be in the air.
But at least its only a year until elections.
- Obama Mischief Night Memo: Make Solyndra Layoffs After Election (reason.com)
- White House Pressured Solyndra to Postpone Layoffs Until AFTER 2010 Elections (usamericanfreedom.com)
- Solyndra-Part II (nebraskaenergyobserver.wordpress.com)
- Solyndra Part IV (nebraskaenergyobserver.wordpress.com)