The apparent conflict of interest inside the administration is inexcusable, of course. And it's obviously not a happy occasion when a company defaults on government-backed loans. But what's most inexcusable here isn't the failure of Solyndra. It's the ideological use that Republicans are making of the entire episode.
Keep your eye on that ball, nameless editorialist! As for the rest of you, consider yourself lucky that you don't have a password through the paywall, since there you'll find stink-bombs like this:
If anything, the DOE needs to increase, not abandon, its funding for clean energy.
As ever, Ronald Bailey told you so.