Stories We Didn’t Finish Reading: “George W. Bush Says Keystone Pipeline Is A ‘No-Brainer’.”

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Inspired by Politico’s “Emails We Didn’t Open,” I give you “New Stories We Didn’t Finish Reading”:

George W. Bush says Keystone Pipeline is a “No-Brainer”

TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil from landlocked Alberta to the U.S. Gulf Coast, is a “no-brainer” that would create jobs and bolster the economy, former President George W. Bush said on Tuesday.

Let’s see. The Bush administration ruined the economy and destroyed jobs. He himself is a former oil-man who said “we are addicted to oil.”

Oh, he also said this:

Why is anybody still listening to this guy now that we don’t have to?

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7 Responses to Stories We Didn’t Finish Reading: “George W. Bush Says Keystone Pipeline Is A ‘No-Brainer’.”

  1. Casey G says:

    Well, there’s some credibility there. No one is as experienced at not using his brain.

  2. clays says:

    Ask Obama, he agrees with Bush.

    “Just this week, we announced that we’ll do whatever we can to help speed the construction of a pipeline in Oklahoma that will relieve a bottleneck of oil that needs to get to the Gulf – something that will help create jobs and encourage more production.”

    • Sasparilla says:

      Excellent point clays.

      Obviously Obama agreed and was wanting a slam dunk on the XL (like the earlier Keystone 1 and Alberta Clipper tar sands pipelines President Obama approved) since his state department had set up TransCanada’s primary consultant to write the environmental impact report for the US government.

      It should also be pointed out the result of relieving that bottleneck of oil trapped at midwest refineries will be to raise the price of oil that those midwest refineries are paying for that oil by $10 to $20 a barrel. Now currently the midwest refiners are pocketing most of that savings (stocks are doing great) but not all of it and relieving that “trapped” oil will result in an increase in gasoline prices for midwest drivers while not dropping overall US prices any significant amount.

      The XL has always been about getting Transcanada and their free spending lobbyists $10-$20 more a barrel (Brent Crude Prices) for their oil instead of West Texas Intermediate pricing.

  3. AlaninAZ says:

    Bill Clinton said essentially the same thing a couple of weeks ago for the revised routing submission. Let’s not give Democrats a pass in this area.

  4. Mark Shapiro says:

    I salute all efforts to block the Keystone XL pipeline.

    I salute all efforts to reduce demand for oil: walking, biking, hybrids, PHEVs, EVs, public transport improvements, urban planning, high speed rail, oil-free fuels.

    I salute all efforts to reduce demand for oil to zero.

  5. fj says:

    and, that 4 trillion dollar war never happened.

  6. MikeH says:

    Shouldn’t that read “George W. Bush Is A ‘No-Brainer’.”