If you are an Obama administration operative these days, “Ugh” can be more than just an expression of disgust.  When faced with the news that Solyndra was about to declare bankruptcy, “Ugh” was an acknowledgement that you know you’ve cut corners, failed to be open and transparent with the American people, and cost American taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.  Yet, officially speaking, the White House still insists that the decision to provide a $535 million loan guarantee to financially-troubled Solyndra was “merit-based.”  Really?  Perhaps the White House should answer these questions:

The alarm bells on Solyndra were ringing loud and clear from day one.  The White House owes American taxpayers a lot more than “the decision was merit-based,” particularly when the decision was anything but.