Pantsless Progressive

"Bloomberg has a great story this morning reporting that GOP Rep. Darrell Issa sought Federal help for clean-energy projects in his own state — even as he has been criticizing government loans to individual companies as a potential facilitator of ‘corruption.’
Issa, who is the chief of investigations for the House GOP, made the request in a letter to the Secretary of the Energy Department, asking for a department loan to a California electric car maker, claiming that the loan would ‘greatly assist a leading developer of electric vehicles in my district.’
A source sends over a copy of the 2010 letter, and there’s another interesting nugget in it. Issa goes farther than just asking for support for a local company — he also generally endorses the concept of using Federal money to facilitate the shift away from fossil fuels and gas-powered vehicles, towards renewal energy sources. Issa even endorses the idea that this is a good way to create jobs — a position that puts him at odds with many Republicans. […]
Tomorrow, Issa is conducting a Congressional oversight hearing called: ‘How Obama’s Green Energy Agenda is Killing Jobs.’” - Greg Sargent
Darrell Issa, tree hugger

"Bloomberg has a great story this morning reporting that GOP Rep. Darrell Issa sought Federal help for clean-energy projects in his own state — even as he has been criticizing government loans to individual companies as a potential facilitator of ‘corruption.’

Issa, who is the chief of investigations for the House GOP, made the request in a letter to the Secretary of the Energy Department, asking for a department loan to a California electric car maker, claiming that the loan would ‘greatly assist a leading developer of electric vehicles in my district.’

A source sends over a copy of the 2010 letter, and there’s another interesting nugget in it. Issa goes farther than just asking for support for a local company — he also generally endorses the concept of using Federal money to facilitate the shift away from fossil fuels and gas-powered vehicles, towards renewal energy sources. Issa even endorses the idea that this is a good way to create jobs — a position that puts him at odds with many Republicans. […]

Tomorrow, Issa is conducting a Congressional oversight hearing called: ‘How Obama’s Green Energy Agenda is Killing Jobs.’” - Greg Sargent

Darrell Issa, tree hugger