Mark Warner: I support Keystone XL but I won’t actually vote to support itThe problem is, Warner can have his cake and eat it too. The press corps in this state, whose members are obviously not all that smart, listens to Warner dish up such muddle all the time - I'm for it but I'm against it - and call his position(s) moderate. Because he never sinks his sword in the turf and declares his steadfastness, his unwillingness to yield, his reason for being in freaking Washington D.C..
By Stephan Tawney
Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) says he supports the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. So he’ll vote to construct it? Er…no.
The GOP amendment already has bipartisan backing from Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA).
So this is no longer a GOP amendment Warner is opposing. He’s going to vote against a bipartisan job creation and energy independence bill.
Warner wants to have his cake and eat it, too. He wants to both appease the left-wing environmentalist lobby and keep the pressure from unemployed Americans off his back. But he can’t have it both ways. Call Senator Warner and tell him to vote for American job creation and energy independence.
Tell him to vote for construction of Keystone XL: 202-224-2023 [link]
I ask you, in the three years he's been there, what issue has this guy been out in front on? What cause has he championed? What leadership has he provided?
Time and again, on issue after issue, he uses the same ploy: I'm for it but I simply can't go along with it.
And he then sinks back into obscurity.
And the media never press him on it.
Nor does the press ever actually reflect on his sorry career as a United States senator. He's "Mr. Moderate" and that's good enough for the idiots with printer ink and a pile of dead trees.
They - including Warner - should all be ashamed of themselves.
He supports the Keystone XL pipeline but won’t actually vote to support it.
For the love of God.