"Good Lord" is not a phrase that normally appears at The Common Ills. It might be considered taking the Lord's name in vain and C.I. has a policy of that being against the rules. (For any deity.) But this was a comic and when Isaiah asked, C.I. said, "It's art, you're going to have to be true to your muse." Even so, Isaiah did float it last Tuesday in Hilda's Mix, asking if anyone would be offended. No one expressed offense so it was a go.
What is also a go may be a full bodied investigation into Solyndra. The White House scandal just gets worse. Darren Samuelsohn (POLITICO) reports:
Top White House officials debated the political implications of President Barack Obama’s May 2010 visit to Solyndra, just before his trip to the California solar company, after hearing from one of Obama’s top 2008 fundraisers, according to internal email excerpts released Monday by House Democrats.
Steve Westly, a prominent California venture capitalist and a member of Obama’s 2008 national finance committee, raised warning flags to senior Obama advisers regarding the solar company’s finances.
“A number of us are concerned that the president is visiting Solyndra,” Westly wrote White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett on May 24, 2010. “There is an increasing concern about the company because their auditors, Coopers & Lybrand, have issued a ‘going concern’ letter. … Many of us believe the company’s cost structure will make it difficult for them to survive long term.”And President Obama declares he does not regret the half-a-million dollar loan to the company that went belly up leaving tax payers footing the bill. The NewsHour (PBS) noted that ridiculous response in their news wrap tonight.
It would appear we truly do have another George W. Bush. I will never forget the debate in which Unelected Bush was asked to name a mistake and he declared he could not think of one. This was in 2004. After having occupied the White House since 2001.
Mr. Obama and Mr. Bush seem to be near twins, if you ask me.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for today: