Michelle Bachman: Solyndra "makes Watergate look like child's play".

This is the kind of hyperbole Steven Chu had to face during a 5 hour grilling on the Solyndra bankruptcy. The FT takes a dim view in an editorial. “Solyndra is one of many to benefit from the $18.4bn in clean energy loans from Mr Obama’s $787bn stimulus package in 2009. Some are thriving. … the bigger question – how to frame an effective incentive for the growth of clean energy – may well be a casualty of the Solyndra scandal. At a time when China and others are building a dominant share of the global clean energy market, this could impose a far higher eventual cost on the US taxpayer.”