Bill Clinton: Let’s Lay That Pipe!

In the title I’m referring of course to Bill Clinton’s support for the construction of the Keystone Pipeline. Why, what did you think I was talking about?

“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.

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

With gas prices what they are and not expected to get any lower anytime soon, Clinton’s trying to give Obama a nickel’s worth of free advice:


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What’s interesting about Clinton’s support for Keystone is that it’s the State Department that has to sign off on the full project, and Bubba is married to the Secretary of State. That means that if Bill wants to help Obama get re-elected, all he’s got to do is wake up in the morning, whisper his opinion into his lady’s ear, and then that lady can call Hillary and finally get the pipeline underway.


Former US President Clinton, pictured above, demonstrates how oil flows through a pipeline while expressing his support for the Keystone XL project