How typical of the Democrats huh? Oddly enough, Ol MILCON Dianne Feinstein is involved in this snake pit. Y’all remember Ol Hoplophobic Feinstein being involved in the Senate scandal called MILCON, wherein she helped route military contracts to companies owned by her husband? Well thank God the Democrat-majority Senate found her not guilty of an ethics violation.
EXCERPT: “The White House contends that all energy loan guarantees, including the more than $500 million given to now-bankrupt solar firm Solyndra, are awarded solely on the merits of the project, with no political influence from President Obama, Vice President Joseph R. Biden or other administration officials.
But a series of emails from solar power giant BrightSource Energy Inc. show how the company applied political pressure and used behind-the-scenes cajoling to win a $1.6 billion loan guarantee in April 2011.
Emails obtained by The Washington Times show BrightSource leaders discussing in great detail how to best push the Energy Department to green-light the loan to fund the company’s massive Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California’s Mojave Desert, the largest loan guarantee issued by the administration.
“We have a lot of force gearing up to leaverage [sic] them now, including the WH and VP office [Sen. Harry] Reid and [Sen. Dianne] Feinstein, and Gov. [Jerry] Brown” of California, reads an early March 2011 email from Arthur Haubenstock, the company’s vice president of regulatory affairs.”
Imagine that. Obama, Biden, Dingy Reid, MILCON Feinstein, and a bunch of other Democrats getting bribes, er, donations, in order to funnel taxpayer’s money to a company that will then go bankrupt, taking the money and running (after sending some of it back to Barry.)
Now we know HOW Dingy Reid became a multi-millionaire on a government salary and Obama went from having less than a million in his pocket before being president to owning a 35 million dollar house in Hawaii and a mansion in Hyde Park (thanks to Tony Rezko).