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Lord have mercy: Obama Administration official calls Solyndra an ‚??enormous success‚?Ě

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has been holding hearings on the ‚??No More Solyndras Act,‚?Ě designed to prevent repeat performances of President Obama‚??s horrendously expensive ‚??green energy‚?Ě failures.¬† The Acting Executive Director of the Energy Department‚??s Loan Program Office, David G. Frantz, dropped by to demonstrate why this Act is so urgently needed.

Rep. Cliff Stearns, chairman of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, asked Franz if he would agree that ‚??the Loan Guarantee Program has had a tough record.‚?Ě

Frantz replied, ‚??Quite to the contrary, sir, I think it‚??s been an enormous success.‚?Ě

There have been so many ‚??successes‚?Ě that it‚??s hard to keep track of them all: Solyndra, Beacon Power, Abound Solar, Nevada Geothermal Power, Ener1, A123, SunPower, First Solar, Evergreen Solar, Solar Trust for America, Fisker Automotive‚?¶ every one of them swimming in a thick ‚??success‚?Ě gravy of bankruptcy and layoffs.

Have no doubt, America: if the Obama Administration is left to its own devices, there will be more Solyndras.  Apparently the reflected light from solar panels blinds bureaucrats to failure.

Update:¬†I¬†knew¬†Frantz’ comments sounded familiar to me. ¬†It took me a little while to place it. ¬†“This was a triumph… I’m making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS…”

There is no cake at the Department of Energy.  The cake is a lie.

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John Hayward began his blogging career as a guest writer at Hot Air under the pen name "Doctor Zero," producing a collection of essays entitled Doctor Zero: Year One. He is a great admirer of free-market thinkers such as Arthur Laffer, Milton Friedman, and Thomas Sowell. He writes both political and cultural commentary, including book and movie reviews. An avid fan of horror and fantasy fiction, he has produced an e-book collection of short horror stories entitled Persistent Dread. John is a former staff writer for Human Events. He is a regular guest on the Rusty Humphries radio show, and has appeared on numerous other local and national radio programs, including G. Gordon Liddy, BattleLine, and Dennis Miller.