CEI is not the habit of praising Elliott Spitzer. Indeed, Spitzer won the number three spot in CEI’s report on the Top Ten Worst State Attorneys General. Nonetheless, I propose a toast to Gov. Spitzer for his sober doubts about the wisdom of government diverting massive quantities of grain stocks from food to auto fuel. According to SmartBrief, a biotech industry newsletter, “New York Gov. Elliot Spitzer’s aides say his administration does not plan to push corn-based ethanol with the same enthusiasm as his predecessor. His aides say the administration questions the use of vast resources for corn-based ethanol, saying it drives up food prices, may not be as energy efficient as other sources and poses air-quality concerns.” An article published in the April 23 issue of the Globe and Mail gives more detail. Alas, to obtain it, you must either subscribe or pay $4.95 plus tax.