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Krauthammer’s Take

From Fox’s Special Report with Bret Baier Wednesday, January 26, 2012

On Nancy Pelosi’s threat to expose secrets about the ethics investigation of Newt Gingrich in the 1990s:

Given Nancy Pelosi’s history on the issue of her protest or approval of the [“enhanced”] interrogations by the CIA at the time [they were being conducted] — in which her veracity was not something you would admire — I’m not sure I believe a word of this. I think it’s a bluff on her part. In fact, I think if there is anything, it would be so much in the weeds it would probably have zero effect anyway.

On Rep. Henry Waxman’s allegation in hearings yesterday that the Koch brothers might benefit from the Keystone XL Pipeline:

We can’t let the moment pass without commenting on the Waxman objection. So this will be a new criterion for evaluating a public policy: Something that would create thousands of shovel-ready jobs, that would reduce our dependence on unfriendly sources of oil, that would cement our alliance with Canada, that would… secure [a] source of oil long range, and deny a strategic asset to China — is something we ought to reject because it might help the Koch brothers. That’s like saying if Gadhafi’s son owned a biotech company that discovered a cure for cancer, we would ban its importation lest it helped the Gadhafis. If you can think of a more stupid, intellectually desperate argument on anything, I’d like to hear it. I would address that to Congressman Waxman with the highest, and all due, respect.

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