Ethanol and politics
I see Tim Pawlenty is proposing phasing out ethanol subsidies and he is doing it right in Iowa.
The comments are interesting reading too.
Re: Ethanol and politics
While serving as Gov. of Minnesota he'd have drank a quart of it on TV on the capitol steps if he'd have thought it would get hi soem votes and keep his industrial ag contibutions coming in.
In fact, he won his last election despite trailing late in the polls on account of an "ethanol gaffe" on teh part of the Democrat candidate for Lt. Governor.
I support the position he's taking now. Did way back when he didn't. More or less agree with the commentors.
His position now is to solidify his standing with the no govt. spending crowd. It''s not about energy, the environment, "burning food" or anyithng of the sort. It's part of steadying himself as the obvious choice for what is left of the idealogical tea partiers. Where I'd disagree with him would be on subdidies. I'd favor massive long term subsidies for real energy reform. Rail, investing in research like the alternative roads you linked us to, forced conservation, etc. He'd have absolutley no interest in that. He's intersted in being in big energy's pocket.
If only we could just power the nation on slime. Timmy and Gingrich could just set up shop somehwere and we could put a tap in them.