Solyndra spokesman David Miller also did his share of glad-handing with the White House aides handling Obama’s trip.

“If you tire of the White House life and ever decide you want to move out with your best friends in [California] let me know,” Miller emailed to White House special assistant Johanna Maska the day after the visit. He added that “we could find you a great corporate gig very quickly.”…

Miller also was back in touch with the White House this spring at the same time the company was showing clear signs it would buckle…

“On a brighter note, things are going well at Solyndra,” Miller added. “We have good market momentum, the factory is ramping and our plan puts [the company] at cash positive later this year. Hopefully we’ll have a great story to tell toward the end of the year.”