As reaction to Sarah’s post showed (rather more rudely than strictly necessary, I might add), Grist readers are not big fans of "Project Phin," the online video series launched by the Center for American Progress to promote flex fuels — i.e., ethanol.

Ben Affleck dressed as a corn cob proved particularly irksome.

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CAP clearly got some outraged emails about the use of corn in the campaign (they sure got one from me). If you’re interested, Phin himself has penned a defense of the use of corn. Said defense is, in my humble opinion, incredibly weak, but there it is for your reading pleasure, if you’re interested.

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