|[credit: Steve Benson, Arizona Republic]|
Repugnants could not have designed a better election year weapon to use against a marginally popular incumbent. The Obamanator is frantically running around the country trying to convince a fickle electorate hooked on cheap gas that he is not to blame for high gas prices. He is even fast-tracking the southern portion of the XL Pipeline that begins in Cushing, Oklahoma and his third stop on a two day energy tour. TransCanada's decision to build the southern leg of the 1700 mile transnational pipeline now increases the likelihood that the entire project will eventually be built. Conservationists who supported Obama in 2008 will have another reason not to vote for him this November.