Kerry: Even My Wife Doesn't Know My Opinion on Keystone XL Pipeline

Barbara Boland
By Barbara Boland | March 19, 2014 | 11:49 AM EDT

Secretary of State John Kerry won't even tell his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, his opinion on the Keystone XL pipeline, he told college students Tuesday.

Kerry confirmed that he will be recommending that Obama either approve or reject the Keystone XL pipeline. He was asked by a student how he thought "the decision to invest in the world's third largest oil reserve by approving the Keystone XL pipeline would be perceived by other countries, considering their own investments?"

"I now have 1.9 million, plus one, comments on Keystone... I respect so much the passions on both sides of that issue. We've had almost two million people commenting [online], it's 11 volumes long, thousands of pages, I need to review it. My job is to stay down the middle, neutral, measure it against life experience but on the facts. And then render an opinion to the President of the United States, which I will do, as to whether or not I find it is in the national interest."

"There's a massive job of information sifting and accumulation here. And I, honestly, am not commenting in any other way on it to anybody, including my wife and others, all of whom have opinions," Kerry said, as the crowd laughed.

If he isn't telling anyone his opinion on the Keystone pipeline, it's a safe bet he won't have to be for it, before he is against it.