Ron Kaye, the former Daily News editor who is reinventing himself as a political activist, at the end of a long blog rant about the city's solar energy boondoggle: "I know the cries of outrage from one old newspaperman don't count for much in a world gone mad and on the brink of what in the darkness of night seems like unimaginable catastrophe." Okayyy. Kaye makes some good points about the jobs program hatched under the solar banner by the DWP union and City Hall, but to go there you first have to buy into this leap he opens with:
The trail of responsibility for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's fraudulent solar energy proposal leads straight to President-elect Obama, raising questions about whether all that talk of change and citizen participation and democracy was just so much lip service.
Yeah, the whole world is questioning Obama's sincerity and integrity because of L.A.'s local solar initiative. More at Ron Kaye LA
Last week: An analysis by a city-hired consulting firm called the solar plan "extremely risky" and considerably more expensive than the DWP has said. LAT