The Obama administration will announce this afternoon it is rejecting a Canadian firm’s application for a permit to build and operate a massive oil pipeline across the U.S.-Canada border, according to sources who have been briefed on the matter.It is likely that Canada will instead build a pipeline to the West Coast so that it sell the oil to China. We could import oil from the Middle East--or we could import it from a country where women are allowed to drive cars, vote, and speak freely. It is hard to believe that it is cheaper or environmentally safer to bring oil to the U.S. from overseas than via pipeline from our nearest neighbor. But environmentalists see making petroleum expensive as a useful goal. The next time you hear some liberal scream, "No blood for oil," you know that this was just partisan politics, because Bush was in the Oval Office.
Any Canadians reading this? We're your friends. We would much prefer sending money to Canada instead of sending it to countries where they wrap their turbans too tightly, with resultant disturbing results. Start building the pipeline south. We'll remove the idiot in November. If worst comes to worst, we can set up a tanker truck operation across the border to embarrass the idiot even more.