The Morning Jornal newsaper did a big feature story on the campaign today. A few excerpts: “In this campaign (2008) the Schriners have done 30,000 miles in a donated (conversion) van that looks more like a member of a Grateful Dead entourage than it does a campaign headquarters.” [That might be, oh, stretching it a bit.] “…he (Schriner) wants to phase out subsidies for traditional farmers and redirect that money toward more organic start ups, farmland preservation and the development of small, non-polluting farm technology.” [Lisbon, Ohio is right in the heart of Ohio farm country. How’s that for not pandering?] Note: It is my faith belief that we are called to be excellent environmental stewards of the land. I am Catholic and I read once where St. Benedict said we are to treat the things of God’s nature as we do the sacred vessels of the altar. Our agriculture platform reflects that.