This Frank Drebin picture is going to get quite a workout in the coming months, so get used to it:

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We’ve known previously that “clean energy” projects involving Obama’s campaign donors and even Nancy Pelosi’s brother in law have received huge government loans to start companies that even many in the administration knew would do little except take the money, go under, and stick taxpayers with the bill.

That list of names is growing:

Several of Barack Obama’s top campaign supporters went from soliciting political contributions to working from within the Energy Department as it showered billions in taxpayer-backed stimulus money on alternative energy firms, ABC News and iWatch News have learned.

One of them was Steven J. Spinner, a high-tech consultant and energy investor who raised at least $500,000 for the candidate. He became one of Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s key loan program advisors while his wife’s law firm represented a number of companies that had applied for loans.
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Spinner was not the only Obama political supporter to play a role at the Energy Department. California venture capitalist Steve Westly, who raised more than $500,000 for Obama, had Secretary Chu’s ear on green energy issues as a member of a high-level volunteer advisory panel. Mackey Dykes, who was a finance manager for the Obama campaign, was hired to be the liaison between the Energy Department and White House. Each declined interview requests.

Obama’s political supporters were also investors in companies that had applied for loans. Westly has held stakes in at least five companies that have won DOE support. Oklahoma billionaire George Kaiser, another Obama bundler, was the biggest private backer of Solyndra. Westly, Spinner and the CEO of Allison Spinner’s law firm, John V. Roos, (now Obama’s ambassador to Japan), each raised more than $500,000 for Obama’s 2008 campaign.

This whole thing smells so fishy that every cat in the country is chasing the story around.

That said, nobody actually believes that people give all that money to politicians because they don’t expect anything in return, do they? It’s just that this time the return is so, well, transparent. And transparent is what Obama pledged to be. He’s sure followed through on that promise.

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11 Responses to “Green Con Jobs Update: More Obama Supporters Put in Positions Where They Could Help Themselves to Taxpayer Money”

  1. Dexter_Alarius on September 29th, 2011 1:02 pm

    "This whole thing smells so fishy that every cat in the country is chasing the story around."

    But in a mildy curious, somewhat peeved sort of way. Where are the outraged, deep digging, investigative journalists in the vein of Woodward and Bernstein?! The scandals of this administration pale in comparison to breaking into a political party's offices! Billions in taxpayer money is being shovelled to cronies (Solyndra)! Drug cartels are being armed and innocent people are dying (Fast & Furious)! Real voter intimidation has occurred (NBPP)!!!

  2. Doug on September 29th, 2011 1:27 pm

    Cats are chasing it, but Woodward and Bernstein are nowhere in sight this time.

  3. Hyperfobea on September 29th, 2011 1:50 pm

    "… It’s just that this time the return is so, well, transparent. And transparent is what Obama pledged to be. He’s sure followed through on that promise."

    Yoipes and awaaaay! Nailed it, Doug. But for some, 'transparent' is a euphemism for "blatant abuse of power". Obammy is pissing on us, laughing, schlong shaking, and meanwhile the press (by and large) are the ones telling us it's raining.

  4. Guest on September 29th, 2011 2:14 pm

    They're not chasing this like Halliburton. They're chasing this like it's a necessary page A20 story

  5. Joe Redfield on September 29th, 2011 3:40 pm

    Always keep in mind that the sole rationale for the 'renewable energy', 'green' jobs boondoggles is to 'save the planet' from burning up. Whoever emerges with the GOP Presidential nomination needs to hammer this issue for the entire campaign..

  6. SignPainterGuy on September 29th, 2011 4:00 pm

    No W & B, and certainly no "cat and dog catchers" !

  7. SignPainterGuy on September 29th, 2011 4:03 pm

    Right arm !

    If you`re the same "Guest" from yesterday(?), I agree with M_W, pick a name and stick around !

  8. Truesoldier on September 29th, 2011 4:10 pm

    Now it looks like it is not just Obama's "friends" benefiting from this, but so is Nancy Pelosi's Brother-In-Law…

    On SolarReserve's website is a list of "investment partners," including the "PCG Clean Energy & Technology Fund (East) LLC." As blogger American Glob quickly discovered, PCG's number two is none other than "Ronald Pelosi, a San Francisco political insider and financial industry polymath who happens to be the brother-in-law of Nancy Pelosi, the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives."
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/crony-capital

  9. Granny55 on September 29th, 2011 5:25 pm

    Perhaps, like Chrissy Mathews, the press orgy that is the MSM, still have the thrill up the leg and just can't bring themselves down from the "high" to report on their messiah.

  10. Anonymous on September 29th, 2011 6:33 pm

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  11. SignPainterGuy on September 29th, 2011 7:42 pm

    And GWB was hammered for HIS crony-capitalism ! Sheesh !

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