Is Obama Attempting to Pass the Failed Biz Buck?
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Obama Tries to Deflect Blame on Solyndra, Keystone

"Obviously we wish Solyndra hadn't gone bankrupt. Part of the reason they did was the Chinese were subsidizing their solar industry and flooding the market in ways Solyndra couldn't compete. But understand, this was not our program per se."

-- President Obama talking to National Public Radio's "Marketplace."

President Obama is on a swing-state campaign blitz this week, looking to stifle voter anger over high energy prices. While the White House is casting the trip as an effort to lay out Obama's vision for future energy abundance, much of the message is aimed at reducing the supply of blame.

Today, for example, Obama will speak in Cushing, Okla., the pipeline capital of the planet, to point out that while he has blocked a pipeline to bring Canadian oil to the Gulf of Mexico, he is allowing other domestic pipelines to be built.

The pipeline to Canada, the Keystone XL, is a political winner.


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