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Why Can't Energy Secretary Chu Even Say, 'Sorry' for Solyndra?
New York Post ^ | November 21, 2011 | Michael Goodwin

Posted on 11/22/2011 9:32:31 AM PST by jmstein7

Energy Secretary Steven Chu has outdone the doctor who declares the operation a success although the patient died. Chu won’t even say he’s sorry for the loss.

The corpse here is the $535 million loan given to Solyndra, the solar company whose business model relied on massive infusions of cash from the White House. The firm is defunct, the cash is gone to money heaven, and Chu can only say it’s “unfortunate.”

In five hours of congressional testimony, he refused to apologize for wasting so much taxpayer dough.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; scandals; solyndra

Get full coverage of the Solyndra Scandal at Solyndra Central.


1 posted on 11/22/2011 9:32:39 AM PST by jmstein7
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To: jmstein7

Because, to say he is sorry would be a lie!


2 posted on 11/22/2011 9:36:33 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: jmstein7

That $535 Million had to go some place. Someone had to write the checks and there has to be a check book some place stating who the checks were written to. Where did the money go? This situation will remain open until we learn where the money went, who was all the equipment bought from? Who are the main players in the companies that sold the equipment. Dig until we get to the bottom of it all......or the top of it all even if it goes to the WH.


3 posted on 11/22/2011 9:37:02 AM PST by RC2
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To: jmstein7

I don’t want him to say “I am sorry”. That would be a lie. None of the Commiecrats have any remorse for destroying America and ripping off good people.

I would prefer to see people rise up and make them sorry by prosecuting them.


4 posted on 11/22/2011 9:37:10 AM PST by dforest
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PING!


5 posted on 11/22/2011 9:37:10 AM PST by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: jmstein7

When he was appointed Energy Sec, I had a very sour feeling.

Here he was, a “brilliant” scientist, but I knew he’d hitched his wagon to the wrong horse, I just didn’t know the future........


6 posted on 11/22/2011 9:38:17 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: jmstein7

If Chu had any decency he would resign. He could always get a job painting roofs white.


7 posted on 11/22/2011 9:39:07 AM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: jmstein7
He's not sorry and the money wasn't lost.

It went directly to the crooks it was supposed to go.

8 posted on 11/22/2011 9:39:33 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

The only thing this bunch is concerned with is

“did it take power and wealth away from the private sector and put it in the hands of government?”

If “yes”, “Mission Accomplished”.


9 posted on 11/22/2011 9:42:38 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: jmstein7
Why Can't Energy Secretary Chu Even Say, 'Sorry' for Solyndra?

Because the commercial failure of solar and wind ventures isn't a surprise, it's a given. The point of this exercise was to shovel taxpayer dollars to Democratic Party donors involved in "green-energy" scams, and that was accomplished successfully - by those standards, Chu probably deserves a bonus.
10 posted on 11/22/2011 9:43:27 AM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: jmstein7

Left means never having to say you’re sorry.


11 posted on 11/22/2011 9:44:36 AM PST by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: beethovenfan

[ If Chu had any decency he would resign. He could always get a job painting roofs white. ]

Which would actually have more of an effect of lower tempratures around urban heat centers than cutting all CO2 emissions....

But Chu is an Immoral B@$tard and liars never admit they made mistakes.


12 posted on 11/22/2011 9:45:48 AM PST by GraceG
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To: jmstein7
Chu is very much wrapped up in his ethnic Chineesiness. To apologize for actions however stupid and dishonest would be to lose face. He has this big overachieving family, and he will not dishonor them by admitting he's a piece of shit.
13 posted on 11/22/2011 9:45:51 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: jmstein7

Because he doesn’t have to.

As part of the Obamameister’s racially representative circle of advisors, he knows that he’s above removal. After all, if they couldn;t get rid of an idiot like Geithner or an idiot like Holder, how the heck can they get rid of an idiot like him?

As long the GOP has party leaders like the moronic Boehner and McConnell, people like him are safe - and he knows it - and so does his puppeteer in the Oval Office.


14 posted on 11/22/2011 9:48:59 AM PST by ZULU (Anybody but Romney or Huntsman)
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To: jmstein7

Saying ‘sorry’ would require a degree of humility that liberals simply do not possess.


15 posted on 11/22/2011 9:52:15 AM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: jmstein7

Every defense lawyer worth his salt would advise Mr. Chu against making any statement that might possibly be construed as an admission of guilt or anything resembling and admission of guilt.

The clever witness who might incriminate himself, but does not want to invoke his 5th Amendment right since that might in some cases arouse more suspicion of there being a good case against him - and who is also trying to prevent blame from going up to his boss, i.e., fall on his sword - is walking a fine line. He is trying to avoid providing any information that implicates anyone else or himself, but still answer questions satisfactorily enough to have the hearing run out of steam. He is trying to avoid prosecution of himself, if possible, while answering things so that the investigation just ends.


16 posted on 11/22/2011 9:53:13 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: All

Get full coverage of the Solyndra Scandal at Solyndra Central.

17 posted on 11/22/2011 9:56:34 AM PST by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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The first chances Hussein’s regime had to apologize were when he made the “acted stupidly” remark and his “Special Olympics” gaffe on NBC.

BOTH TIMES Hussein refused to step up to a mic and do a mea culpa. Instead, we got lectured about “teachable moments”. And the Leno show screwup, I believe, merely got a next-day press release praising Special Olympics....but no real apology.

Hussein and his team are arrogant...


18 posted on 11/22/2011 9:58:23 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Hoodat

19 posted on 11/22/2011 9:59:24 AM PST by arkady_renko (I want to believe.)
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To: jmstein7

Because that would be to admit that he’s ashamed. If you really want to get a Democrat mad, say “You should be ashamed of yourself!” They go bonkers.


20 posted on 11/22/2011 10:03:46 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Redleg Duke

Besides which Chu is a real “corpse man” ~ just a matter of time until he’s gone ~ you can do a countdown on it already and not be far off the mark.


21 posted on 11/22/2011 10:13:12 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: hinckley buzzard
Saving Face begins when we feed him the convenient lie about lesser matters ~ but we don't wish to be his friend and aren't going to do that.

He's lost a lot of face on this ~ but I'm still not convinced it's about that kind of "Chineesiness" ~ more likely about his "Chi Com ishness".

22 posted on 11/22/2011 10:15:50 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: hinckley buzzard

“Chu is very much wrapped up in his ethnic Chineesiness. To apologize for actions however stupid and dishonest would be to lose face. He has this big overachieving family, and he will not dishonor them by admitting he’s a piece of shit.”

Unfortunately back when I was attending UC Berkeley there was an out. He could go up in the Campanile and jump, like other failed Asian students did back in the day. But sadly, now the Campanile has glass anti-suicide windows that would prevent his doing the honorable thing!


23 posted on 11/22/2011 10:19:44 AM PST by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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Should Chu be forced to resign as U.S. Energy Secretary? Answer poll question at Solyndra Central:

Get full coverage of the Solyndra Scandal at Solyndra Central.

24 posted on 11/22/2011 10:23:54 AM PST by jmstein7 (A Judge not bound by the original meaning of the Constitution interprets nothing but his own mind.)
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To: dead
He's not sorry and the money wasn't lost. It went directly to the crooks it was supposed to go.

Thank you for the common sense.

25 posted on 11/22/2011 10:24:50 AM PST by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: jmstein7

He gave the money to the people he was told to give it to. He told Congress exactly what he was told to tell them. Nobody told him to say he was sorry.


26 posted on 11/22/2011 10:26:20 AM PST by tacticalogic
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To: jmstein7

Bill Clinton taught them all a huge lesson: Deny, Deny, Deny. Destroy the opposition. Then claim “it’s old news, let’s move on”.

This is how he has been successful in avoiding prosecution for the felonies, abuse of power, and treason he and his PIAPS wife have committed over the years.

Oh, and being an ‘exceptionally good liar’ didn’t hurt either.


27 posted on 11/22/2011 3:28:46 PM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: jmstein7

Solyndra is not the only one by a long shot. Focusing on it makes this scandal less than it should be.


28 posted on 11/22/2011 5:05:06 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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