Bill Clinton on Keystone XL pipeline: 'Embrace' it

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 01, 2012 5:54 AM GMT
    Whatever spin the Democrats want to put on it, building the pipeline is a good idea. If it was the route that was an issue they should have proposed alternatives - but that wasn't the issue for most environmentalists but it did leave TransCanada open to greater criticism.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0212/73445.html

    Bill Clinton says it's time to build the Keystone XL pipeline.

    Speaking at an Energy Department conference in Maryland on Wednesday, the former president said he was surprised the project has gotten as gummed up as it has, laying the blame on pipeline builder TransCanada.

    "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.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 01, 2012 1:38 PM GMT
    Problem wasn't just the environmental extremists. It was Obama who wanted to sabotage our use of oil to further his green agenda. He and his so-called brilliant team inexplicably did not anticipate the political firestorm that would ensue, even if his stonewalling was not directly linked to higher prices. Now they and their media servants are trying to protect him, but with the advent of the Internet, Fox, and talk radio, they can no longer manipulate public opinion.

    Clinton must be a thorn in their side, as he was when he stated last September that raising taxes during difficult economic times didn't make sense. I think he enjoys poking them, returning the favor for the Obama team using the race card on him during the Democratic primary in 2008. Clinton's comments do show the difference between a pragmatic, moderate liberal versus a far-left, rigid ideologue who only compromises when he has to.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 01, 2012 2:18 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidProblem wasn't just the environmental extremists. It was Obama who wanted to sabotage our use of oil to further his green agenda. He and his so-called brilliant team inexplicably did not anticipate the political firestorm that would ensue, even if his stonewalling was not directly linked to higher prices. Now they and their media servants are trying to protect him, but with the advent of the Internet, Fox, and talk radio, they can no longer manipulate public opinion.

    Clinton must be a thorn in their side, as he was when he stated last September that raising taxes during difficult economic times didn't make sense. I think he enjoys poking them, returning the favor for the Obama team using the race card on him during the Democratic primary in 2008. Clinton's comments do show the difference between a pragmatic, moderate liberal versus a far-left, rigid ideologue who only compromises when he has to.
    128783635219482163.jpg