Thursday, January 27, 2011

Newt is trying to gain support again

I am afraid I do not cut any slack when it comes to Newt Gingrich.  In my opinion he is a brilliant but very flawed man.  He has a personality problem he cannot overcome.  He is very much like our president in that respect, he seems to think only he knows the way.  He is way off base on the ethanol question.  This is from National Review Online.

Newt Hearts Ethanol
By Jonathan H. Adler

While President Obama is pitching new “clean energy” mandates, potential presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich was defending costly and environmentally destructive ethanol mandates in Iowa. Rejecting the charges of “big city” ethanol critics and invoking concerns about energy security, Gingrich argued that if only the federal government were to mandate that all cars sold in the U.S. be “flex-fuel’ vehicles capable of running on ethanol or methanol, the ethanol industry would be able to “stand on its own.” As much as Gingrich likes to criticize the President’s agenda (often with good reason), he apparently shares the President’s disdain for leaving energy choices to the market.
Read it all here.

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