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Did Obama Administration Play Favorites With Energy Loans?
ABCNews ^ | 3/30/11 | Brian Ross

Posted on 03/30/2011 4:11:31 PM PDT by Kartographer

When the White House announced the federal government would loan $465 million to Tesla, a California start-up company with plans to develop an all-electric sedan, President Obama called it an "historic opportunity to ensure that the next generation of fuel-efficient cars and trucks are made in America."

The loan also represented a lucrative opportunity for Steve Westly, a major investor in the car company who had raised more than $500,000 for the president's campaign.

In 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy lent more than half a billion dollars to companies backed by Westly's California venture capital firm. In 2010, the White House tapped Westly for a seat on a special energy advisory panel that gives him regular access to Energy Secretary Steven Chu. Westly boasts on his website that his firm is "uniquely positioned" to take advantage of the Obama administration's interest in green energy.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
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I don't care OBAMA IS AWESOME!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAyCdfOXvec

1 posted on 03/30/2011 4:11:34 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

I don’t care OBAMA IS AWESOME!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAyCdfOXvec


2 posted on 03/30/2011 4:11:54 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
Did Obama Administration Play Favorites With Energy Loans?

Bears, woods...?

3 posted on 03/30/2011 4:18:41 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: Kartographer

The real breaking news is the white hut bothered to state otherwise.


4 posted on 03/30/2011 4:20:57 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Jemian

Bears...Woods?

Is Obama a Muslim?
Is Hussein a Fraud?
Did Ayers write Hussein’s “DREAMS?”
Has Hussein ever “done anything for himself in his life?”
Does the “DONALD” know everything about this Fraud and Traitor?
What do America’s Enemies know about “HUSSEIN?”
and 1 Trillion more Questions about the Media Whore, Obama HUSSEIN, can follow if given the time!


5 posted on 03/30/2011 4:24:32 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Greatest President :George W. Bush!!)
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To: Kartographer

Gee, that is a hard one.


6 posted on 03/30/2011 4:27:32 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Kartographer

As a businessman, I have to commend Steve Westly for making a Killer Investment! He gave Obama Hussein $500,000 in campaign contributions and has gooten hundreds of Millions of Our Taxpayer dollars in return! Obama Hussein surrounds himself with Whores, if NOT Thiefs and Murderers!


7 posted on 03/30/2011 4:30:31 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Greatest President :George W. Bush!!)
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To: Kartographer

Can you say: “Government Electric?”


8 posted on 03/30/2011 4:31:10 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The 0bamaNation of America slides toward death as planned.)
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To: Kartographer

The only thing shocking about this story is that ABC is reporting it.


9 posted on 03/30/2011 4:36:15 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: Kartographer

POtuS


10 posted on 03/30/2011 4:42:52 PM PDT by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: Bigg Red

I thought that myself. He’s lossing his touch with the media.


11 posted on 03/30/2011 4:44:59 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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Well DUH!

The whole 'stimulus' package was but a well packaged window dressed collection of these payoffs! The leftist thieves!!!

12 posted on 03/30/2011 4:47:07 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: Kartographer

Bah!

Did Obama Administration Play Favorites With__________

If the organization/person/country/demographic is a friend of BO, the answer is yes.


13 posted on 03/30/2011 4:56:28 PM PDT by FrogMom (There is no such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: Kartographer

change you can believe in!!!


14 posted on 03/30/2011 6:56:13 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Jemian

Howdy Doody? Wooden butts?


15 posted on 03/30/2011 7:07:16 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Kartographer

They’re starting to smell the blood in the water, looking to build some distance for when he finally comes crashing down. I’m almost ready to bet he gets a primary challenge.


16 posted on 03/30/2011 7:10:46 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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I note in the article not only are ABC and TCFPI calling foul but the GAO had criticized the arbitrary and opaque process used for energy loans.

VP Cheney simply meeting with people from industry about energy policy caused a huge uproar, even lawsuits within months of the Energy Tax Force forming but Obama giving out loans to political boosters? Crickets.

Where's Issa's oversight committee? Where's Judicial Watch and others who sued the Bush administration?

Steve Westly (D) was the State Controller in CA from 03-07. Ran for governor in '06 but didn't win the Dem nomination. As a high profile bundler for Obama and relatively young (54), you can bet he hasn't given up on political ambitions.

17 posted on 03/30/2011 9:31:07 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: Kartographer
Snort!

Do Geico's TV ads run some nifty changes on rhetorical questions???

18 posted on 03/31/2011 3:12:21 AM PDT by Tenniel2 (Ignore politics and you'll end up being governed by your inferiors. -- Plato)
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To: Tenniel2

nobama is a fine, proud crony-capitalist. nobama, the great leader, plays favorites with everything he doles out from his stash. nobama is a criminal. nobama hates Free America, hates Americans, hates you, hates your children, hates the Constitution and hates the Bill of Rights. nobama is the Destroyer. nobama is a hate crime.


19 posted on 03/31/2011 4:34:30 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Trod Upon
They’re starting to smell the blood in the water, looking to build some distance for when he finally comes crashing down. I’m almost ready to bet he gets a primary challenge.

The "Bring back Hillary!" move has already begun. She might well win against the current array of Republican prospects as well.

20 posted on 03/31/2011 6:39:05 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The environment is too complex and too important to manage by central planning.)
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