Well, now we know one good reason why President campaigned so aggressively to maintain Democratic control of the House.
With Republicans running the House and in charge of the committees, the White House now has something it was missing in its first two years: oversight.
House Republicans Thursday subpoenaed the White House for internal emails related to Solyndra, trying to ascertain whether political favoritism informed administration efforts to keep the company afloat.
The White House Friday pushed back, essentially terming the request a fishing expedition and charing the effort was the the effort partisan. The two sides will probably try to negotiate a narrower request.
Another ripple in in the Solyndra matter, reported by The Daily Caller, is that the Energy Department paid $1 million to Lazard Ltd., a heavyweight Democratic donor, to see what could be done to bail out Solyndra as it flailed on its deathbed.
Meanwhile, 35 Republican members of Congress are now calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to resign over his handling of the Fast and Furious matter, which may have included perjury before Congress in his testimony about when he learned of the operation.
Holder will testify on Capitol Hill next week. It should make for interesting viewing.