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He Can’t Help Himself

Obama would rather pander than win.

Aug 1, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 43 • By FRED BARNES
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But no. Obama has dawdled as environmentalists and the EPA crank out more objections to the pipeline and the so-called “heavy oil” it would carry. Last February, Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper appealed for approval when he visited Obama, but the president ignored the issue when they appeared before the press. At the earliest, a permit will be issued late this year. But that assumes another interest group doesn’t lean on a complaisant president.

Fred Barnes is executive editor of The Weekly Standard.

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