President Clinton supports Keystone XL pipeline

I Miss Bill

Daily Caller is not my first choice to link to, but I couldn’t find a video elsewhere.

Former President Bill Clinton said the federal government should embrace the Keystone XL pipeline that the Obama administration rejected last month. Clinton also said that one of the “best things” about being out of office is “you can say whatever the heck you want.”

“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 danger, no matter how imagined, to the Ogallala with a different route, which I presume we’ll get now, because the extra cost of running it is infinitesimal compared to the revenues that will be generated over a long period of time,” he said Wednesday at the Energy Innovation Summit.

“So, I think we should embrace it and develop a stakeholder-driven system of high standards for doing the work.”

Big Dawg also said this, which reminds me strongly of Gov. Palin’s “unshackled” comment last year:

In his remarks, Mr. Clinton mentioned the advantages of not occupying 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

“One of the best things about being a former president is you can say whatever the heck you want,” he said. “One of the saddest things about being a former president is that nobody necessarily cares what you say anymore but you can say what you want.”

You can watch the video of President Clinton’s remarks here

 

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36 Responses to President Clinton supports Keystone XL pipeline

  1. votermom says:

    Tornadoes ripped up a lot of places yesterday. 😦

    • myiq2xu says:

      Obamanation will be celebrating.

    • catarina says:

      he had obama tapes. they killed him.

      • catarina says:

        delete that before J-nap shows up

        • J-nap says:

          Too late.

        • catarina says:

          in that case ( I )

        • votermom says:

          I see you are ready for your TSA greeting. 😀

        • catarina says:

          Might as well cooperate, right?

          I’ve thus far managed to avoid the feel-ups AND the body scanners at the airports but that will probably change now that I’m on the Crawdad “List.”

          Couldn’t help but wonder last time I traveled-why in the hell don’t the people scanning the bags know which passengers they belong to?
          All bags are treated equally, which makes sense. But maybe some bags should be treated less equally and hand-searched?
          Eh, what do I know.

          And PS to Bill Clinton-I still care what you have to say.

      • votermom says:

        Breitbart was walking near his home in Brentwood, Calif just after midnight Thursday when he collapsed according to his father-in-law Orson Bean. Someone saw Breitbart fall and called 911. Emergency crews tried to revive him and rushed him to the emergency room at UCLA Medical Center, Bean said.

        Strikes me as a bit odd be taking a walk after midnight …

      • Erica says:

        Wouldn’t be too far fetched. I still wonder about the head of the Arkansas Dem party who was murdered two weeks before the convention. The entire Arkansas delegation had been for HIllary before Gwatney died, then voted for 0 in bloc at the convention.

    • myiq2xu says:

      I was never a fan of Breibart, but OTOH I never considered him to be the personification of evil.

      He wasn’t afraid to stir the shit, which is a quality I generally admire.

    • votermom says:

      Palin’s fb post. Breitbart was one of her most vocal defenders.

      http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150591508103435

      Andrew Breitbart
      by Sarah Palin on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 8:06am ·
      We are all stunned and saddened by the news of Andrew Breitbart’s passing. Andrew was a warrior who stood on the side of what was right. He defended what was right. He defended the defenseless.

      It is so sad to consider his four young children who have lost their dad. All our prayers are with his family now. May God comfort his wife and children.

      Many of us will have life-long memories of our work or encounters with Andrew. May we draw on those to help forward the cause of fighting for what is right. For me, just one of those memories was in Pella, Iowa, last year after the premier of “The Undefeated.” Andrew held court in the restaurant at the local hotel talking about his favorite topic: how “culture is upstream of politics” and how conservatives must be unafraid to fight the leftwing media, cultural, and political establishments. The loss of his voice in this fight will be deeply felt, but thankfully his work lives on at his “Bigs,” and thank God for his inspiration and leadership.

      God bless you, Andrew. Rest in peace, friend. We will continue the fight.

      – Sarah Palin

    • Three Wickets says:

      Never knew much about him, just that he was behind both HuffPo and Drudge which sounded complex. RIP.

      The bile I’m seeing from some prominent Progressives commenting on his death is ugly.

    • DandyTiger says:

      Sad. I didn’t agree with his politics, but I loved how he fought for his side. And frankly made mincemeat of the Obots he often battled with.

  2. myiq2xu says:

    Obama plans to approve it, he just kicked it down the road until after the election so his tree-hugger supporters could have a temporary reach-around.

    • votermom says:

      I can’t help suspecting that if Obama does get re-elected and does approve it, his version of the Pipeline will have some sort of built-in kickback to him.

    • votermom says:

      OT I skedyuled a post; feel free to change the time on it.

    • DandyTiger says:

      He’s perfected that temporary reach-around, followed by a gentle push under the bus. Apparently most new Dems kind of like it.

  3. foxyladi14 says:

    that was the plan all along. 😆

  4. HELENK says:

    the story that very few were talking about seems to have a happy ending

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/01/us-egypt-usa-ngos-idUSTRE8200H520120301

    the hostages left Egypt today

    • HELENK says:

      US expresses relief after aid workers leave Egypt, says no decision yet on $1.5 billion in aid – @AP

  5. catarina says:

    OT but speaking of J-Nap and her pals:

    Rep. Marsha Blackburn in Forbes:

    In order to help rein in the TSA I introduced H.R. 3608, the Stop TSA’s Reach in Policy Act aka the STRIP Act. This bill will simply overturn the TSA’s administrative decision by prohibiting any TSA employee who has not received federal law enforcement training from using the title “officer,” wearing a police like uniform or a metal police badge. At its most basic level the STRIP Act is about truth in advertising.

    As TSOs continue to expand their presence beyond our nation’s airports and onto our highways, every American citizen has the right to know that they are not dealing with actual federal law enforcement officers. Had one Virginia woman known this days before Thanksgiving she may have been able to escape being forcibly raped by a TSO who approached her in a parking lot in full uniform while flashing his badge.
    Will the STRIP Act solve every problem facing the TSA? Absolutely not. The STRIP Act seeks to expand upon the work of my colleagues by chipping away at an unnoticed yet powerful overreach of our federal government. If Congress cannot swiftly overturn something as simple as this administrative decision there will be little hope that we can take steps to truly rein in the TSA on larger issues of concern.

    Furthermore, if Congress fails to act do not be surprised if the TSA gives TSOs another administrative makeover in the future. Only this time it won’t be a new uniform. It will be the power to make arrests as some TSOs are already publicly calling for.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2012/02/29/the-tsa-is-coming-to-a-highway-near-you/

    • HELENK says:

      good for her.

      coming through Philadelphia watching our military have to remove their boots while tsa women dressed in muslim attire checked their things sickened me.

      How many terrorists have the caught??? none the last I heard

      • catarina says:

        That’s disgusting.

        In an Ohio airport I saw the fuckers harass and humiliate an elderly nun. She was ‘randomly selected.’
        The poor woman went through the body scanner so many times she’s probably a night light now.

    • JeanLouise says:

      It’s a good idea but I bet that Blackburn would be first in line to deny even these new and better trained agents a living wage.

    • votermom says:

      If he defines his job as pleasing Obama, he probably earned it.
      :barf:

    • Erica says:

      One of the markers of the immaturity of this administration is their tendency to self-grade. And another is how overly positive they are when they do it.

  6. JeanLouise says:

    One of the things I liked least about Bill was his uber-friendliness to business. His implication that the danger to the aquifer was contrary to science and commonsense was very Republican of him and he didn’t even mention the issue of the waste that would need to be burned at the end of the line which would necessarily negatively impact air quality in the area. The environmental issues attached to this project are substantial.

    I’ve always thought that Obama was just waiting until after the election to screw people who care about the environmnent and tend to vote Democratic. He’s been uber-friendly to business as well.

  7. 1539days says:

    Eww.

    I just heard Bob Beckel’s theory that Bill Clinton is floating a trial balloon for a potential Obama reversal on Keystone in order to increase his approval ratings.

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