How ridiculous is developing ethanol as an alternative fuel?  So ridiculous that even Hugo Chavez can see through it:

But Mr. Chávez quickly shot back in an interview on a popular morning television program in Argentina, dismissing the ethanol plan as “a crazy thing, off the wall.” He accused the United States of trying “to substitute the production of foodstuffs for animals and human beings with the production of foodstuffs for vehicles, to sustain the American way of life.”

If only someone would tell Sam Brownback!