Solyndra Stupidity

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.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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