- The House Energy and Commerce Committee voted Thursday to subpoena the White House for all internal communications related to the failed solar company Solyndra. It was a party line vote, 14-9. Democrats are, of course, crying foul.
- The Department of Energy's Inspector General, Gregory Friedman, testified before the committee about the massive waste and fraud that went on as part of Obama's Green Energy "stimulus". He said that his office has launched more than 100 investigations of stimulus-funded companies that have recovered $2.3 million and resulted in five criminal prosecutions.
- He also added this mind-boggling testimony: "The concept of 'shovel-ready' projects was not realized, nor, as we now have confirmed, was it a realistic expectation," Friedman said.
- Finally, if that weren't enough, we learned yesterday that the Obama administration had looked at loaning Solyndra another $100 million just weeks before it went bankrupt.
And we're worried about whether Hermann Cain made some woman "uncomfortable" by something he said -- we don't know what yet -- back in the 1990s, i.e., back when we were running budget surpluses and had low unemployment and had just won the Cold War and before 9/11 and... well, you know. Maybe Mark Steyn is right; maybe we are more frivolous than the Greeks.