Bill Clinton to the rescue of Obama’s uber-liberal environmental agenda …
This can’t be good for Barack Obama’s decision to nix the Keystone XL pipeline, former President Bill Clinton says, “embrace it”. Clinton was speaking at an Energy Department conference in Maryland and stated that he was surprised the project has gotten as gummed up as it has, laying the blame on pipeline builder TransCanada. Nice try Slick Willie, it would appear that Clinton has got half of the problem correct. However, I have to agree with Hot Air’s alternative headline, “Bill Clinton helpfully offers talking point to Democrats for eventual cave on Keystone.”
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“One of the most amazing things to me about this Keystone pipeline deal is that they ever filed that route in the first place since they could’ve gone around the Nebraska Sandhills and avoided most of the dangers, no matter how imagined, to the Ogallala [aquifer] with a different route, which I presume we’ll get now, because the extra cost of running is infinitesimal compared to the revenue that will be generated over a long period of time,” he said.
“So, I think we should embrace it and develop a stakeholder-driven system of high standards for doing the work,” Clinton added.
Really? Does any one really think that this was the reason why the Keystone XL oil pipeline? Hardly, it is Obama’s decision to pander to the environmentalist wackos of the Democrat party and chose Saudi oil over Canada. Obama did this, rather than side with the American people to create jobs and help reduce the price of oil.
Now that the price of gasoline has become a political issue for the 2012 Presidential election and once again Barack Obama is on the wrong side of the issue against ‘We the People”, The One needs cover and talking points to reverse his decision and cave on the issue. Enter William Jefferson Clinton.