Being Press Secretary of the White House is a tough job. Explaining why the President of the United States has gone 2,300 days without delivering a decision on a major project would be a tall order for anyone.
Reporters at the White House press briefing could not contain their laughter when Josh Earnest tried to explain the Keystone XL review.
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Even Earnest himself delivered sarcasm in his response when he said there was no doubt that the State Department was conducting an "in-depth" review.
Some have accused the White House of attempting to stall on delivering a judgment on the Keystone XL pipeline in hopes to run out the clock with only a year and a half left in Obama’s presidency.
The pipeline has been a troublesome issue for Obama, splitting him between his environmentalist base and the majority of Americans who want the jobs that come with the project.