How do you know if a presidential scandal is picking up steam? When it gets an eight-minute segment on “The Daily Show” — watch out!
Jon Stewart, the host of the Comedy Central program, makes every attempt to offer a humorous defense of the Obama administration’s decision to provide a solar panel maker up to $535 million in loan guarantees.
But at every turn, Mr. Stewart finds himself shaking his head.
He played a clip of Mr. Obama praising the company, Solyndra, which recently went out of business amid charges that White House officials pressed federal analysts to rush approval of the loan guarantees.
The next image was of Mr. Obama standing in front of a lectern, with a picture of the burning Hindenburg behind him. (Continues here at NYT)