The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released DOE emails today that compromise Obama’s position on two counts: one, the emails show that Obama himself was involved in approving loans; two, DOE officials were keenly aware of the political interests at stake, as they regarded the loans as a way for the White House to help Reid by giving him a way to brag about bringing federal money into Nevada.
And Sen. DingyHarry Reid(Vile Bastard-NV) is in it up to his lying eyes:
In December, 2009, McCrea forwarded one of his colleagues an article
about how Reid would struggle in the 2010 campaign along with a comment
on how it might affect the DOE loan program.
“Reid may be desperate,” McCrea wrote. “WH may want to help. Short
term considerations may be more important than longer term
considerations and what’s a billion anyhow?” That’s a troubling closing
question given that the DOE lost over half-a-billion dollars on one
company when Solyndra went bankrupt.