Classic Obama. Our most brilliant President “evah” wastes years dithering over a simple decision. A decision which would be a no-brainer for anyone interested in strengthening America’s energy security. Then when he finally does make a decision, it’s spectacularly wrong, via the Washington Post:
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.
So there you go. Gasoline prices are expected to head north of $4.50 per gallon this summer, and our President-in-short-pants wants to prevent our friend and neighbor to the north from shipping desperately needed oil to our hungry markets. Who needs high-paying jobs and a reliable source of energy? Apparently not us. China’s certainly interested. More on this story from Business Insider here.
Update: Ed Morrissey notes that Obama rejected the recommendation of his own jobs council in making this asinine decision:
Looks like the recommendations of Obama’s own jobs council got as much attention from Obama as the Simpson-Bowles deficit commission, huh? “Drill, drill, drill” just got changed to “delay, delay, delay.” Leadership!