The timeline goes like this.

  1. Gas prices going up.
  2. President Obama nixes the Keystone XL Pipeline from Canada to Texas.
  3. Gas prices still going up.
  4. Public polling suggest that two-thirds of Americans believe gas is too high and are in favor of the XL Pipeline.
  5. President Obama goes to Oklahoma to glam onto what would be the end part of the XL Pipeline to speed up a construction project that has already been approved, and, that did not need Presidential approval in the first place.
  6. The President is a poser, trying to give Americans the illusion that he has changed his tune on the XL Pipeline.