Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Gore-y Revelation

I know this is going to shock you, but former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore calls his corn-for-ethanol policies “a mistake”. He even admits supporting them to further his political ambitions.

It was Reuters Africa who reported yesterday comments our former VP made while speaking at an environmental conference in Athens.

His “mistake” was a costly one. According to the International Energy Industry ethanol subsidies totaled $7.7 billion last year alone. And it was none other than Gore who made the 1994 tie-breaking vote in the Senate mandating the use of ethanol.

And now he calls it a “mistake”.

According to Noel Sheppard in this NewsBusters column Gore even shares why he did it:

"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 more than ten years ago, Gore supported expensive, failed policy because he thought it would help him get elected president.

The liberal media still protects him, and will not even go there that Gore would manufacture the threat of global warming to get rich. Actually extremely rich would be more accurate!

The word shyster comes to mind. This is the antithesis of principled leadership. Boo Gore!

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