Ed Henry to Carney: If the president wants to use his pen so badly, why not approve Keystone XL? « Hot Air: "I merely post this as a reminder of at least three of the blatant hypocrisies I’m sure we’re all looking forward to hearing from President Obama during State of the Union address tomorrow night, especially in light of the executive-action-heavy, “I’ve got a pen and a phone“-and-I’m-not-afraid-to-run-around-Congress attitude he’ll apparently be touting throughout: 1. That President Obama is quite partial to touting government-sponsored infrastructure projects as a perfectly wonderful method for creating lots and lots o’ jobs, but for some murky reason, private-sector ones like the Keystone XL pipeline are somehow not significant or worthwhile job creators; 2. That President Obama is fully supportive of the oil-and-gas industry and recognizes its lasting importance for our national security and economic prosperity, but is choosing to delay on a project that would help us take better advantage of our own shale revolution as well as greasing the wheels for Canada; and 3. That President Obama is super-duper eager to bridge the partisan gridlock, if only those mercilessly spiteful Republicans would let him — but when it comes to a project that already has on-the-record and overwhelming bipartisan support, he’s so oddly reluctant and obfuscatory."
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