Monday, January 18, 2010

Oklahoma! Motto: Our Governor Can Tie His Own Shoes

Frequent readers of this blog always knew that resistance was futile...er...we mean may recall our previous profiles of one senator James Inhofe (R - where else?). The good senator, and his compatriot senator Tom (AACCK! LESBOZ!) Coburn represent the Sooner State in Washington and between them provide the most convincing argument ever against marrying your cousin. Especially if your cousin has the IQ of a tree frog.

But we digress. The point of today's little missive is to inform you that senator Inhofe has gotten himself on an enemies list, and he's quite upset with it all.

In a cover story on global warming titled "You Idiots!" Rolling Stone named Jim Inhofe as one of the "planet's worst enemies.'' The Oklahoma Republican took issue.
"My first response was I should have been No. 1, not No. 7," said Inhofe, once an aide told him that seven was not a one with a hat on. "I am serious about that. I've never been number one at anything in my life. I figured I wouldn't have much competition for stupidest human on the planet, but then McCain had to go and pick Sarah Palin for a running mate."

Eds. Note: Sorry Mr. Inhofe, (and Ms. Palin) that particular title is no longer in contention.

Still, Inhofe conceded his profile said some "nice'' things about him. The magazine described him as one of the GOP's loudest and most influential voices on climate change. "I kind of thought loud and influential were the same things," Inhofe said.

Citing his ability to get gullible journalists to take him seriously, it states that Inhofe is far from being marginalized and continues to hold remarkable sway. "See?" Inhofe added. "Loud is influential, just like I said.

He is credited with leading an effort that helped cloud the future of the entire planet, diminishing America's bargaining position at the Copenhagen climate negotiations. "I don't know why we even care what those beret wearing, espresso drinking, bicycle riding pansies over there think anyway," Inhofe said. "It's not like it's going to affect us. After all, we've got oceans on both sides of us and they're getting bigger all the time."

In addition to Inhofe and Buffett, the magazine's list includes Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Mary Landrieu, D-La.; Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas; media baron Rupert Murdoch; former Democratic House leader Dick Gephardt; columnist and television pundit George Will; U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue; Charles and David Koch of Koch Industries; and others from the energy industry. "I am really in a better crowd than I have been in for quite some time," Inhofe said. "Most of those folks can read. I think."

"It is something I have taken eight years of hits for, and then finally we have come from a position of about only 18 percent of the people in America stupid enough to agree with my original position 10 years ago to about 75 percent now," Inhofe said, adding that he now feels "redeemed on the issue because enough people believe me, so the science doesn't count."

"If you don't have truth on your side, you don't have logic on your side and you don't have science on your side, you have to revert to name calling," he said. "In Oklahoma we call that taking the high road."

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