With all of the controversy over whether the federal government should or should not pay for birth control, the average person may be forgiven for not having seen the story that former President Bill Clinton has stepped into a separate controversy, that over the Keystone Pipeline.
To summarize, Clinton supports the Keystone XL pipeline. The fact that Clinton supports it, while Obama opposes it, illustrates one of the big differences between the two men. Clinton is a political pragmatist while Obama is an ideologue.
Only time will tell whether Clinton’s sage advice has an impact on Obama’s policies.