During her first visit as a presidential candidate to early-caucus state Iowa, Sen. Hillary Clinton spoke out strongly in favor of boosting the production of ethanol in the United States. But that’s a complete turnaround from her earlier actions regarding the alternative fuel, which is made from corn – and could provide a big boost to the economy of agricultural Iowa.
But as a Senator from New York, Clinton has voted at least 17 times against measures promoting ethanol production, the RNC noted.
During a question-and-answer session in 2004, Clinton was asked about “her outspoken opposition to legislation that would double the use of ethanol as a gasoline additive,” the Des Moines Register reported at the time.
“She was momentarily stumped by a question as to why she opposed the ethanol mandate, but then said she was concerned that it would raise gasoline prices for her constituents.”
Clinton reportedly said: “I have to look to first protecting and supporting the needs of the people I represent right now.”
In 2002, Clinton even signed a letter that read in part: “There is no sound public policy reason for mandating the use of ethanol.”
Well, now, are you shocked by this revelation of a lie?
Wel, nobody else is, either, including in the mainstream press, or so one would take by their ignoring the story. Imagine a Republican getting the same treatment.
No, I know… I can’t, either.