Palin Breaks With McCain Over Ethanol Subsidies?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Energy, Iowa, McCain, Palin, Video

In Iowa today she said she supported ethanol.

Now, for anybody who knows about McCain’s opinions on ethanol subsidies, this is a BIG no no. In fact, he’s so famously against ethanol subsidies that he never even bothered running in Iowa this election cycle and instead focused on New Hampshire. And I think we’re all well aware that without subsidies, the ethanol industry would, for all intents and purposes, cease to exist as a viable fuel alternative.

In any event…here’s the clip..

I guess this begs a couple questions.

First, was this actually part of her stump speech? Because if so, that would mean somebody in the campaign wrote.

Second, if it’s not part of a stump speech and she is passively aggressively signaling to McCain that they should support it…what’s Palin really aiming at here? Because as any politician knows, you can’t win Iowa without supporting ethanol. And coming out against your running mate certainly would be a mavericky thing to do.

Is she going “rogue”?


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5 Responses to “Palin Breaks With McCain Over Ethanol Subsidies?”

  1. James Says:

    Rouge? Chyeah, and a whole lot more! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF5ZkgNNBQE

  2. Gaucho Politico Says:

    2012? That ethanol position is one i actually happen to like. I give McCain credit for not throwing it away. I wish obama would get on board with that and dump his ridiculous support for “clean coal”. Palin is setting up her 2012 run. She thinks she can use this as a springboard to take the next in line position from romney or huck. I dont see her beating them out but who knows what could happen in 4 years. The other option is that she simply did not know mccain’s position. It is hard to know the chances of that given her previous flubs on pakistan and gay rights.

  3. movie fan Says:

    the McCain camp has been sending mixed signals since it’s inception… Sarah Palin can’t even keep up with McCain’s endless wavering between “straight talker” and crooked politician

  4. Donklephant » Blog Archive » McCain Embraces Ethanol Says:

    [...] like Palin mentioning ethanol subsidies in Iowa a couple days ago wasn’t a sign of her going [...]

  5. RICHARD Says:

    Four years is a long way off. A lot can happen

    Ethanol subsidies is a mistake but if you’re a politician you need to lie and say you’re in favor of them. The reason is that it will get you votes in the plains and grains states and you will not lose votes elsewhere. I’m sure McCain is not happy that Palin is a better politician than he is. In other words she can lie better but she is trying to get lost votes. You betcha!

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