Harper was asked to react to comments by newly appointed Environment Minister Peter Kent, who characterized development of the oil sands as “ethical” in recent media interviews. The oil sands are the largest source of crude outside Saudi Arabia and industry players are pouring billions of dollars into their development.
Harper replied that not only are the oil sands a source of economic and job growth for Canadians, but that the United States should value Canada’s oil supply over other sources because of the country’s democratic track record…
PS: Ezra appeared on John Stossel’s Fox Business show last night to talk about ethical oil.
Yep, cuz when I think “urban Jewish lawyer,” I immediately picture a “Japanese hillbilly”…
(Hell, I managed to come up with “the Evel Knievel of the Canadian Right”.)
On the plus side, at least that lefty blogger didn’t write “rootless cosmopolitian” instead. Give it time.