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June 6, 2012

Juxtaposition of the Day: Lights Out on Solyndra

Romney Konarka

Obama Solyndra

All I want to know is whether Romney knew his own solar bet has gone belly up before his photo op last Thursday in front of Solyndra (since the two events occurred just a day apart). Otherwise, since Mitt isn’t any better at backing “new economy” businesses than Obama is, I guess these pics of candidates looking at high tech gewgahs will be consigned to history.

A bit of the story on the Romney shot from Politico, the photo taken at Konarka:

A Massachusetts solar company to which Mitt Romney personally delivered a $1.5 million loan when he was governor has gone belly up, leaving him vulnerable to the same “picking winners and losers” charges that he’s been lobbing at President Barack Obama over Solyndra.

The president’s reelection campaign wasted no time noting Romney’s support for Lowell-based Konarka Technologies, which announced Friday it had filed for bankruptcy protection with plans to lay off more than 80 workers and liquidate its assets.

(photo 1: Boston Herald, approximately 2003. photo 2: Solyndra)

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