By now, everyone knows what really happened with Solyndra. This is actually a simple story: the government has hundreds of billions of dollars to spend in "stimulus." Pigs will inevitably line up at that trough, and some of those pigs are dirty. Solyndra was a dirty pig, a Potemkin village of a company that had a big new building and lots of employees but not very many sales of its solar power technology. Essentially they defrauded the U.S. of more than half a billion. But, of course, you can't cheat an honest man. The Obama administration needed Solyndra too, as a photo-op for the President's "green jobs" mantra. So you had a flim-flam man on one side, and a pie-in-the-sky lottery-ticket-buying President on the other. What could go wrong?
So why exactly would Congressman Ed Markey (D - Mass.) not want to issue subpoenas to investigate this mess?
Here's an equation for you:
Solyndra + Gunwalker + Low Approval Polls = Evan Bayh