Yeah, what’s taking so long?
When the White House decided to delay a “decison” on the Keystone pipeline until after the election, I figured they meant 2012, not 2014.
It’s awfully precious that the White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest, responding to ABC’s Jonathan Karl, revives the White House claim that President Obama put off the decision because of objections to the pipeline from “the Republican governor of Nebraska.”
SINCE WHEN DID THIS WHITE HOUSE GIVE A FLYING YOU-KNOW-WHAT ABOUT WHAT A REPUBLICAN THINKS? Or what a state thinks, for that matter, as they ram Obamacare, education standards, environmental regulations and so forth down the throats of the states.
Let’s be clear. The keystone pipeline, after years of study, was given the go ahead by the State Department. A bunch of enviros then got really mad, imperiling a key base of support and the political contributions of rich, Prius-driving donors from the Upper West Side of Manhattan to Hollywood. And so the White House decided not to go ahead with the project.
Unless the Republican governor of Nebraska was planning on ringing up his friends and bundling $10 million for Obama’s campaign, he had absolutely nothing to do with it.