First, a thank you to all of our veterans on Veterans Day. America would not be America without your service.
Gov. Romney: Mr. President, you had the opportunity to add 20,000 good paying jobs, immediately by endorsing the Keystone XL pipeline, and instead you chose to kick the can down the road.
Pres. Obama: Well Governor, Republican Governor Heineman of Nebraska — a supporter of yours — encouraged me to to change the route of the pipeline to avoid the Ogallala Aquifer through the Nebraska Sandhills. Republican Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns agreed with him, as well as Republican Congressman Jeff Fortenberry. And so I agreed with their suggestions, and decided to have another study on this matter.
Gov. Romney: But Mr. President, YOUR State Department had three years to study the proposed route, and found the proposed route to be the best, safest route, that did the least environmental damage. While I respect the Governor and Senator, I do not know what they based their decisions on. Any time they cited their opposition to the route, they failed to cite any scientific study — and YOU failed to cite any scientific study — that indicated the route was not the best route.
So instead, in this down economy, you decided to forego immediate jobs, as well as further energy independence from the mideast, because environmental protesters chanted at you. What a disappointment.
Seem far fetched in the least? (Well, maybe we don’t see Fort’s name coming up…) Well, we swear we wrote this little ditty before seeing Joe Jordan’s report that the President’s top political adviser, David Axelrod, is already diving behind Governor Heineman for cover on this issue.
And we saw Senator Johanns’ letter to Hillary Clinton asking that she just put the kibosh on the current proposed route without any further studying because…welll… yeah kill it! ‘Nuff said, right?
Honest to Gaia here, Republicans. Are we missing something? Yeah, NIMBY, we get that. What else? Someone want to point to SOME sort of study or something? Anything?
Kind of sucks that T.O. is proposing a “plaid-out” or maybe “gray-out” by Nebraska fans at Penn State tomorrow. But considering stuff like this video, to a certain extent you can’t blame him.
Probably just a few bad apples, and the wrong route by the OSU fans, but not too reassuring, nonetheless.
Oh, and the Penn State receiver was out of bounds, and that was a Nebraska touchdown back in 1982.
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