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Top Solyndra figure promotes ‘Let’s Move’ at Dem convention

By Doug Powers  •  September 5, 2012 09:15 AM

**Written by Doug Powers


President Obama will almost certainly tout “clean energy investments” in Thursday night’s acceptance speech. On Monday, Steve Spinner, an Obama fundraiser who was rewarded with a Department of Energy job where he pushed the Solyndra loan even as his wife’s law firm represented the company, was eager to discuss his involvement promote Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” program:

The Obama campaign rolled out the red carpet this week for a former top Energy Department official who was at the center of the ill-fated government loan to Solyndra, a California solar panel firm that wound up in bankruptcy.

Steven J. Spinner joined other top fundraisers for a VIP tour of the Democratic National Convention floor in Charlotte Monday evening, posing and waving for a photographer while standing behind the podium. When he saw ABC News cameras, however, he ran for the exit.
ABC News made repeated attempts to interview Spinner as the Solyndra saga unfolded, and he declined. When he was approached by ABC News on the convention floor Monday, he bolted for an exit.

A DNC employee blocked ABC News reporters from following Spinner as he broke into a run.

It’s possible Spinner wasn’t trying to avoid questions about Solyndra. Maybe he heard some taxpayers nearby were getting soaked in order to further line the pockets of administration cronies and wanted to get in on the action.

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