Fox's Coorespondent Compares Keystone XL Rejection To "Asking Out The Same Girl For Seven Years ... Then Finally She Says No"
White House Correspondent Kevin Corke: "That's Kind Of What Happened Here At The White House Today"
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From the November 6 edition of Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto:
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NEIL CAVUTO: Alright, for seven years, seven years, the White House has been weighing this. Some would say dithering over this, whether this pipeline, which would be shipping oil from the Canadian sands to the United States, ultimately to the Gulf, would ever be open for business. The Canadians through a conservative government that lasted better part of a decade, to now a liberal government that just took charge this week has been bemoaning, please, do something, make up your mind. Today the administration did, but it was not the answer that the Canadians wanted to hear, or for that matter the energy industry getting shellacked, largely on the confirmation that what they thought would never be passed, has never been passed, at least under this president. Hope springs eternal, they say, for a future president. To Fox News' Kevin Corke at the White House, on why he came to this decision, and why now? Kevin.
KEVIN CORKE: Listen, you hit the nail on the head. Seven years to say no? I mean, can you imagine you're asking out the same girl for seven years? And he doesn't tell you yes, she doesn't say no, then finally she says, no. That's kind of what happened here at the White House today. The president said, listen, it wasn't in the national interest. It wouldn't create as many jobs a people were leading you believe, and then ultimately the President also went on to say that it wouldn't lower gas prices because they were already falling. But I think it is fair to point out, Neil, and I'm going to share just a little bit of sound from the president today. He actually took a little time to criticize both backers and opponents of this project.