It won't. Robert Redford says different. But Robert Redford is an actor. And a goofball. Obama has fewer excuses.President Obama's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico is an act of national insanity. It isn’t often that a president makes a decision that has no redeeming virtues and — beyond the symbolism — won’t even advance the goals of the groups that demanded it. All it tells us is that Obama is so obsessed with his reelection that, through some sort of political calculus, he believes that placating his environmental supporters will improve his chances...
UPDATE: I don't quite understand how this happened, but the original post linked to a different version of the Samuelson column on this subject. The new link goes to the original piece I found at Realclearpolitics. I think it's much stronger. Why there are two versions, I don't really know.
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