Thursday, November 25, 2010

Hey, Look!

Via Instapundit: AL GORE: On second thought, I was just pandering to the farm vote on ethanol.
Links to a HotAir piece in which The Goracle is quoted as saying
support for corn-based ethanol in the United States was “not a good policy”, weeks before tax credits are up for renewal. …
“It is not a good policy to have these massive subsidies for (U.S.) first generation ethanol,” said Gore, speaking at a green energy business conference in Athens sponsored by Marfin Popular Bank.
“First generation ethanol I think was a mistake. The energy conversion ratios are at best very small.["]
which is okay; I mean, he's admitting that the technology is not mature, although it would have been nice if he had said so a couple of years ago... 

Especially since he continues:
One of the reasons I made that mistake is that I paid particular attention to the farmers in my home state of Tennessee, and I had a certain fondness for the farmers in the state of Iowa because I was about to run for president.
So, let's fuck up the economy, and the agriculture and commodities markets, so we can get elected.

Someone tell me again why we give a shit what the Nobel Committee thinks?

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