A USA Today story details how a green energy company trumpeted by Sen. Orrin Hatch – the power plant was even named after the Utah lawmaker – went bankrupt after using a $33 million federal grant to pay debts.
It’s shaping up as a pot-calling-kettle-black scenario, as Hatch has been a fierce attacker against the Obama administration for the appalling Solyndra scandal.
Of course, Hatch’s flaks have a list of excuses that lamely attempt to minimize his role in the sorry story of his corporate ally’s bankrupted namesake Utah power plant. No matter. It’s a pathetic case of an accuser’s hot air exposed, kind of like Newt Gingrich and the other skirt-lifting House Republican leaders of his day raging against Bill Clinton’s adulteries.