Well, that didn't go over so well with the WSJ. The paper fired back, calling him "ethanol lobbyist Newt Gingrich" and wrote that, "his keynote speech to the ethanol lobby was as pious a tribute to the fuel made from corn and tax dollars as we've ever heard." All of this is prompted Biofuels Digest to criticize the Journal, and we're sure there will be more to come.
In 2008, Gingrich proposed lowering fuel prices by tapping into the Strategic Oil Reserves, deregulating offshore oil drilling and investing in alternative fuel technologies. Then, during the brief moment when the right wing was criticizing then-candidate Obama's true statement that properly inflated tires reduce gasoline consumption, Gingrich said, "Sen. Obama was urging you to go out and enrich Big Oil by inflating your tires instead of buying gas." No, really.
[Source: Biofuels Digest, | Image: AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall]