Skip to comments.Canada invites U.S. Speaker John Boehner to talk Keystone
Posted on 06/20/2014 6:21:11 PM PDT by rickmichaels
Canada has officially extended an invitation to Speaker John Boehner, the top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, to travel here to discuss the Keystone XL pipeline.
Canada's Ambassador to the U.S. Gary Doer, accompanied by Conservative MP Rob Merrifield, hand-delivered the letter to Boehner's Capitol Hill office Thursday, on behalf of Boehner's counterpart, House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer.
Boehner said in a statement on his website that he would make "every effort" to accept the invitation.
"There's a tremendous opportunity right in front of us to help create jobs and support energy security for the people of both nations," he said. "It would be a tragedy if that opportunity were missed because of Washington bureaucracy and politics."
Boehner, who is a supporter of the $5.4-billion pipeline that would carry crude oil from Alberta to the U.S. Gulf Coast, said approval for the project remains "stalled indefinitely" by President Barack Obama and the Democrat-controlled Senate.
He has to do it without crying, however...
Lock up the Moosehead Ice PM Harper
Exactly. Promise the crybaby a bottle of Crown Royal. That'll work.
Not to worry! John Boehner will be fully and properly welcomed by his Canadian audience. The oak podium onstage will be stocked with eight boxes of facial tissues. The tissues are made of high quality papyrus from Eqypt and pulp renderings from some of the oldest Maple Trees in the Commonwealth. This mixture is lightly scented with the fragrance of the internationally celebrated Canadian Maple Syrup. These tissue boxes, printed with the red maple leaf of Canada will be a ‘surprise gift’ included in a Goodie Basket for Mr. Boehner, proudly made available for his convienance and for his crying pleasure! #IheartJBoehnerswetcanadiantears.
Everybody in Canada better hide the whiskey. Johnny Boy is coming and he has a hollow leg.