"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Solyndra Update - What Did He Know? When Did He Know It?

UPDATE:  Bumped to the top.   Apparently two Solyndra executives who were scheduled to testify today are begging off.   Their explanation?

In a statement, Solyndra cited “legal complexities arising from last week’s activities and the urgency of the bankruptcy proceedings,” as the reason for the postponement.
Hmmmm.... "legal complexities."   Sounds like they want more time to get their stories straight.   If I were the Congressional investigator, I'd want to know who they or their lawyers spoke to in the interim.   Anyone from the Obama Administration?  

In other words, are we watching obstruction of justice happening in real time?


The Solyndra scandal continues to metastasize.   Today there's this report that newly uncovered emails show the White House closely monitored the Energy Department's deliberations over a $535 million government loan to Solyndra, the solar energy firm that recently went bankrupt and is now the subject of a criminal investigation.

Well, of course.   George Kaiser, a major bundler for Obama's campaign, was also a major stakeholder in Solyndra.   Naturally the White House wanted to make sure that no one down the food chain in government -- some lifer at the DoE -- would screw the pooch for a big donor.   That's the Chicago Way, after all.

Now, when will someone from the White House press corps ask the $535 million questions:  What did Obama know and when did he know it?

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