Obama White House E-mailed Solyndra to Hold Off Layoffs Until After 2010 Elections; Will Media Report?

"The Obama administration urged the now-bankrupt solar-energy firm Solyndra and its top investor to hold off announcing planned layoffs in 2010 until after the Nov. 2 elections, according to e-mails released by House Republicans on Tuesday," Amy Harder of National Journal reported this morning:

“They did push very hard for us to hold our announcement of the consolidation to employees and vendors to Nov. 3—oddly, they didn’t give us a reason for that date,” states an October 2010 e-mail exchange between advisers for Argonaut Private Equity, the top investor in Solyndra that was founded by George Kaiser, an Oklahoma oil billionaire who bundled campaign donations for presidential candidate Barack Obama in 2008.

It remains to be seen if the network newscasts cover this development. We'll keep our eyes on it, but aren't holding our breaths.

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is a writer living in New Carrollton, Md.