Go ahead and admit it: you’re shocked, right? Hey, what’s $50 billion among friends? A small but sad part of this story is that Dr. Steven Chu, Obummer’s Nobel Prize winner and appointee to head the Energy Department, lied under oath to Congress when he denied any political influence bearing on his decisions. Fortunately for the good doctor, perjury in Washington is only a crime when committed by aging baseball players discussing steroid use and it is unlikely that this matter, drawing no cameras from the national press, will attract further congressional scrutiny.
By the way, and just as a mind exercise, imagine this corruption had occurred during the Bush administration and then ask yourself whether it would have been reported in The New York Times?