The State Department recently said it has no major objections to the Keystone Pipeline while not exactly endorsing it, giving President Obama maximum flexibility to make his decision on the long-delayed project.
The decision is, as Jonah Goldberg notes in National Review, a no brainer, which I suppose technically means that you could have a completely empty cranium and still make the right choice.
Now, the presence grey matter within craniums is not always detectable among the political class in Washington. But it is well stocked beneath the skulls of those in the West Wing, at least when it comes to use for political calculation. And it is mostly politics that will drive Obama’s decision to at last embrace Keystone.
Here are the seven reasons why he’ll do it.