A day in the lives of presidential candidates Bob Russell, Matt Santos, and Arnold Vinick, who are in Iowa trying to gain support for their campaigns. Iowa is the first state in the nation to hold their presidential caucuses, and issues affecting farmers and rural areas are the focus. The most important issue on the table is the large federal subsidies for ethanol fuel given to corn growers, which is supported by Iowa residents but seen as naked pandering by the rest of the country. Josh continues to clash with Santos over winning votes instead of proposing radical policy. Donna and Josh continue to avoid speaking about the state of their relationship.
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Josh Lymon and Congressman Santos get on board a Beechcraft King Air, which is powered by two PT6-A Turboprop engines. When the Congressman starts the engines, you hear the sound of a piston engine, which is incorrect. The PT6-A is a turbine engine that is connected to a propeller through a reduction gearbox. You should hear the whine of a jet engine winding up, not a piston engine. See more
Will you at least look at the ethanol report?
Senator Arnold Vinick
It's a classic study of a stupid policy rammed down our throats by special interests. Makes about as much sense as building patio furniture out of corn. But sure, I'll take a look.
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