Dems Fuel Convention With Waste Beer

By Stephen Markley  on June 19, 2008

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The Democrats must have a hell of an image consultant.

Whoever it is, he or she knows what's what. The 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver will not only feature American-made GM vehicles shuttling officials and VIPs during the four-day extravaganza (including presumptive nominee Barack Obama), but among those vehicles will be 400 hybrid and flex-fuel ones that run on E85.

"But wait," you say. "Hasn't this blog been highly skeptical of E85 and ethanol in general?"

Indeed, and it has been fun watching politicians shift from ethanol-worshippers during the Iowa caucus to skeptics themselves, but in the case of the Democratic convention, they are not using corn ethanol.

Instead, the fuel is derived from waste beer, courtesy of the Molson Coors Brewing Company. The company has been brewing ethanol from beer that is either substandard or lost during packaging since 1996, generating roughly 3 million gallons of ethanol per year. Not enough to cure America's oil fix, but certainly sufficient to drive around Obama, John Kerry, Bill, Hillary and the rest of the gang.

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