TRIPLETT: Obama’s argle-bargle on Keystone

The president sends mixed signals about the pipeline’s future

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In short, the White House is trying to put some public distance between itself and the issue in order to gain favor with its major donors while not offending the Canadians and the U.S. business community (except for Berkshire Hathaway and Mr. Steyer). The president is voting “present” but signaling “no.”

William C. Triplett, II is the former chief Republican counsel to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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