Here in Minnesota it's not a "Republican thang," it's Democrats in the so-called DFL, or Democrat, Farmer, Labor Party. But, yes, it was Gov. Tim Pawlenty (RINO) who liked the ethanol mandates right along with all the Democrats. We real Republicans have been against all subsidies, whether for individuals or corporations. Understand that we Republicans are not as forgiving of our "leaders" as you Democrats are with yours. Just because you're in lock-step with Obama, does not mean we are in lock-step with any particlar Republican.