The media should have spent the time to understand that the bankruptcy of Solyndra was about market circumstances that changed faster than anybody has predicted, rather than falling for a manufactured partisan scandal.
Would a Perry presidency be tempted to follow in this predecessor's footsteps? Given the incestuous interrelationship between Texas politics and oil, in many ways the Bush presidency becomes a cautionary tale.
In DC, our leaders are arguing over how much of our Alaskan wilderness we should open up for oil and gas extraction. In the meantime, some enterprising folks, with a lot less clout but a lot at stake, have decided to go their own renewable way.