This is disappointing. Earlier today I made the observation that "the abuse of power isn't a partisan issue." Neither, apparently, is parochialism:
The Democrat and Republican running to replace Gov. Mitch Daniels spent most of their Tuesday morning talk with Indiana corn growers and ethanol producers outlining their similarities, starting with the fact that their campaign vehicles run on E85 ethanol blends.
Former Democratic Indiana House Speaker John Gregg and Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Pence disagreed about little Tuesday at the Indiana Ethanol Forum. Both touted their support for more fuel choices -- read that as higher blends of ethanol in gasoline and more gas pumps throughout the state that dispense E85 blends -- and blasted the Obama administration for new regulations on coal plants that could hit the state's coal industry.
E85 is great for corn growers, not so much for everybody else. It takes too much in subsidies for too little boost in efficiency with no real hep for the environment. It could even be the perfect symbol for how Washington became the behemoth it is -- everybody wanting their piece of the pie for their unique set of constiuents whether it's good for the country or not.