Corn Growers Association Gives Kent Conrad An Award For Being A Deficit Hypocrite

Late last year, even as he claimed to be dedicating himself to fixing America’s debt problems, Senator Conrad hypocritically endorsed the continuation of ethanol pork much to the pleasure of the lobbyists for the corn growers and Big Ethanol.

Now, in recognition of this two-faced, mealy-mouthed hypocrisy Senator Conrad has won an award from the National Corn Grower’s Association:

July 13: National Corn Growers Association President Bart Schott today presented the President’s Award to Senator Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) during NCGA’s Corn Congress events in Washington. The President’s Award is given annually to a leader who has worked to advance issues important to corn growers and agriculture.

“I have had the privilege of working with Senator Conrad for several years both on the state and national levels,” NCGA President Bart Schott, a grower from Kulm, N.D., said. “NCGA greatly appreciates his continued leadership and support for the agriculture community, including his work on biofuels legislation and two previous farm bills.”

“I am honored to receive this award from the National Corn Growers Association,”Sen. Conrad said. “America’s agriculture producers are the backbone of our nation. They deliver the safest, healthiest and least expensive food supply anywhere in the world.

Yeah, about that “least expensive food supply,” isn’t the big problem today according to Michele Obama and others that Americans are too fat?

Regardless, you have to love how Senator Conrad’s deficit hawkishness takes a back seat to his desire to pork up his political supporters.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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