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  1. #1 Newt Gingrich pocketed $300K+ consulting for ethanol group 
    Newt Gingrich pocketed $300K+ consulting for ethanol group

    By KENDRA MARR | 4/25/11 5:46 PM EDT Updated: 4/26/11 8:57 AM EDT

    Newt Gingrich earned more than $300,000 consulting to a major ethanol lobbying group in 2009, according to the Center for Public Integrity.

    IRS filings show that Growth Energy, a coalition of ethanol producers, paid Gingrich’s consulting firm $312,500 – one of the group’s largest single expenditures that year. But a Growth Energy spokesman told the Center that Gingrich was not hired again in 2010. (The group’s IRS report for 2010 isn’t available.)

    Earlier this year, Gingrich brawled with the Wall Street Journal after giving a speech supporting ethanol subsidies in Iowa. The Journal’s conservative editorial board said that Gingrich’s “ethanol lobbying raises larger questions about his convictions and judgment.”

    Gingrich responded: “I am not a lobbyist for ethanol.”
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    That, and that alone, will guarantee he doesn't get my vote. Fucking ethanol is gonna end up costing us all a fortune in auto and small engine repairs. I've put 3 fuel pumps on my truck since they started putting that shit in the tanks.
    I feel that once a black fella has referred to white foks as "honky paleface devil white-trash cracker redneck Caspers," he's abdicated the right to get upset about the "N" word. But that's just me. -- Jim Goad
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