During a speech before the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper called upon the Obama Administration to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. Harper said the pipeline "absolutely needs to go ahead."
The Tory PM went on to say, "I think all the facts are overwhelmingly on the side of approval. I know the administration will do a thorough analysis before arriving at the right decision."
One could certainly argue that Harper is either being excessively diplomatic or excessively optimistic, possibly both.
But if the IRS, AP and Benghazi scandals don't go away anytime soon, I wouldn't be surprised if the Obama Administration throws conservatives a very big bone. That very big bone could be the Keystone XL Pipeline.