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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:26 PM

Mr. President, re: those solar panels you promised for the WH roof 2 years ago...

whereTF are they?

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I realize you've been busy. Maybe it's an oversight, and granted they're largely symbolic.

But you're going to start getting your feet held to the fire.

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wtmusic Nov 2012 OP
zbdent Nov 2012 #1
MADem Nov 2012 #2
wtmusic Nov 2012 #3
MADem Nov 2012 #4
wtmusic Nov 2012 #5

Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:33 PM

1. blocked in the House or filibustered in the Senate ...

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Response to wtmusic (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:38 PM

2. All appropriations start in the House. The reps hold the purse strings. nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:44 PM

3. Why would they announce as a done deal then?

Seems like the financing for a project that small wouldn't require Congressional approval.

The White House has said they're in the "procurement phase", which begs the question: were they about to buy Solyndra panels when the company went belly-up? Or maybe Obama decided the association with Carter was a negative he couldn't afford in this election year.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2012/09/changing-cities-where-are-the-solar-panels-mr-president/

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Response to wtmusic (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 04:31 PM

4. If they are in the procurement phase, they are either buying them out of an existing budget and/or

they've already been authorized.

Or maybe they are looking for good ones that aren't made in China.

This article is kind of old--date stamped Sep 23, 2012 2:22pm--so they probably were waiting for after the election, particularly since rMoney WAS trying out a "Carter smear." It was so obvious that Jimmy's grandson took it personally, and we ended up with that beauteous 47 percent tape.

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Response to MADem (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:21 PM

5. I suppose they can wait until after the budget crisis.

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