When asked her opinion on building the Keystone XL pipeline, Hillary Clinton responded: “I can’t really comment at great length because I had responsibility for it and it’s been passed on and it wouldn’t be appropriate.” As the Wall Street Journal points out, Keystone is not classified information and Clinton’s former role as Secretary of State does not exclude her from giving an opinion on the subject. The WSJ,
“She certainly speaks on other issues, such as gay marriage, where she now exudes the zeal of the convert, having changed her mind only a year ago. She’s also more than happy to revisit her 2003 decision as a Senator to support the invasion of Iraq, something she now regrets at every opportunity. And she’s perfectly happy to distance herself from President Obama’s decisions that are turning sour, such as refusing to support the moderate opposition in Syria.
“All of which suggests that her Keystone reticence is an attempt to dodge the Democratic divide between unions that support the pipeline for its jobs and billionaires like Tom Steyer who brook no dissent on climate change. By ducking now, she can see what Mr. Obama decides (if he ever does), test the political wind, and come out on the side that offers the most political benefit. You can’t say she didn’t learn from all those years with Bill.”