In Newt's eyes, Harper is America's best buddy

Newt Gingrich won the South Carolina Republican primary on Saturday night and gave a long, rambling, and, if you ask me, odd victory speech. But this chunk of his speech, is sure to be of interest to Canadians:

“The President’s decision to veto the Keystone pipeline [boos] .. You know, you have to wonder how out of touch with reality this administration is. It’s one thing to say they can’t play chess at the White House, it’s another thing to say they can’t play checkers at the White House. But if they can’t play Tic-Tac-Toe … The president says, “No”, we don’t you to build a pipeline from central Canada straight down with no mountains intervening to the largest petrochemical centre in the world, Houston, so that we’d make money on the pipeline, we’d make money on managing the pipeline, we’d make money on refining the oil, and we’d make money on the ports of Houston and Galveston shipping the oil. Oh no, we don’t want to do that because Barack Obama and his extremist left-wing friends in San Francisco … They think that’ll really stop the oil from heading out. No. What Prime Minister Harper — who, by the way, is Conservative and pro-American — what he has said, is he’s gonna cut a deal with the Chinese and they’ll build a pipeline straight across the Rockies to Vancouver .. We’ll get none of the jobs, none of the energy, none of the opportunity. Now, an American president who can create a Chinese-Canadian partnership is truly a danger to this country.”

2 thoughts on “In Newt's eyes, Harper is America's best buddy”

  1. I highly suspect the death of XL has been reported prematurely. There are lots of confident articles suggesting it will still be finished on time… with an adjusted re-proposal to be submitted.

  2. Central Canada?
    To Vancouver?
    Maybe the White House does frown on chess, checkers and tic-tac-toe, but they do pay attention to geography.

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