The Solyndra fiasco, if nothing else, highlights the out and out stupidity of Barack Obama’s constant harping about illusory “green jobs” and “green energy.”
The best case scenario for the administration is that they wasted $535 million in taxpayer money on an ideological fantasy (with each [now gone] “green job” costing us $135,000). The bad case is that Mr. Obama will have his fingerprints all over this steaming pile of solar panels (which cost $6 apiece and were sold for $3 each). The worst case scenario is that something criminal happened.
Given that we know that Solyndra execs contributed to Mr. Obama’s 2008 campaign, it will be interesting to see if the oldline media pursue this story with anywhere near the fervency that they had for the politically motivated Valerie Pflame kerfuffle against the Bush administration.