Now that the feds have raided Solyndra’s HQ and sordid details of the numerous preferences and avoidance of due diligence emerge even in establishment media outlets — oh, and all of those White House visits in the run-up to the rush-rush deal — it’s time to start giving the analogy more thought.
I don’t remember video of Bush touting Enron as “the future”. Or lining up a fat finance package for them (though he did go along with Texas’s windmill scheme at Enron’s request…Enron Wind is now known as ObamaPal GE Wind, incidentally).
Or Bush granting similar sops at the taxpayer’s and economy’s expense like agreeing to Enron’s beseeching him to seek ratification of Enron’s big achievement under the Clinton administration: getting them to ignore unanimous Art. II, Sec. 2 “advice” and agree to, then later sign (yes, they did) the Kyoto Protocol. Which stunt was agreed in an August 4, 1997 Oval Office meeting.
I’m not sure how much traction they’ll get with “Well, at least Obama never gave the CEO a nickname!” (Er, how about ‘the future’?) But it will be fun to watch them try.