American Thinker: Breaking the Obama Code: The Green Money Machine: "As a few dozen�dot-com billionaires gathered in a Palo Alto living�room�one evening in early 2007, then-Senator Obama rallied potential new donors over the speakerphone. After the call, host John Roos, a prominent lawyer, emphasized what most of his guests already knew. The clean-energy revolution was gaining momentum. The election in 2008 would be the critical moment. The ethics-based green revolution could be passed into law, and Obama was their guy. Roos raised much�money and opened many doors for Obama that evening. �In May 2009, despite initial�criticism from Japan,�Roos was given the plum appointment of U.S. Ambassador."