Stewart Slams White House Over Solyndra

Solar panel flop means happy days for Fox, funnyman says
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 16, 2011 5:08 AM CDT

(Newser) – The Solandra saga has provided an early Christmas present for Obama foes hoping for a scandal, says Jon Stewart. The Daily Show host—showing clips of Obama hailing green energy investment and touring the now-shuttered solar panel plant which received $535 million in stimulus cash—says that while the scandal shouldn't kill the idea of a green energy economy, it highlights administration incompetence.

Republicans have unearthed evidence that the White House urged the Office of Budget and Management to speed up a loan to the company despite warnings that it was "not ready for prime time," and that one major Solyndra investor was an Obama fundraiser who visited the White House several times, said Stewart. "Fox News, call your doctor," he said. "Because the erection you currently have is going to last longer than four hours."

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