You can’t make this stuff up.
Via Weekly Standard:
Lis Smith, a spokesman for President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign, touted Solyndra by saying the failed energy company that received federally backed loans has been “widely praised as successful and innovative.”
“The reality is that Solyndra received funding through a Department of Energy program created under the Bush administration — a program that has supported tens of thousands of jobs across the country and is moving forward with investments in innovative projects like the first nuclear plant built in the U.S. in decades and the world’s largest wind farm,” Lis Smith told the Detroit News. “In fact, both Republican and Democratic administrations advanced Solyndra’s application, and the company was widely praised as successful and innovative both before and after receiving the Department of Energy loan guarantee.”