When the folks at the Washington Post say that something is news, it may have been news for a while–but the President may no longer ignore it at his leisure:
Meant to create jobs and cut reliance on foreign oil, Obama’s green-technology program was infused with politics at every level, The Washington Post found in an analysis of thousands of memos, company records and internal e-mails. Political considerations were raised repeatedly by company investors, Energy Department bureaucrats and White House officials.
In short, don’t mind the icebergs. They’re just a projection of the vast right-wing conspiracy. Of course “meant to create jobs” is going too far in attributing benevolent genesis to this misbegotten program. Otherwise, the article seems to be a pretty good accounting of just how far the Obama administration was willing to go to make green happen.
Go and read it all.