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Monday, January 29, 2007

 
She Was Against Ethanol Before She Was For It

NewsMax Monday continues, with this little gem from the campaign trail:

At a town hall meeting in Des Moines, the state capital, on January 27, Clinton said: "I believe we"ve got to take a strong stand on limiting our dependence on foreign oil. And we have a perfect example here in Iowa about how it can work with all of the ethanol that's being produced here."

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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."

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