Inhofe became the befuddled star of the national media last week when he erupted into a hissy fit over President Obama's Cairo speech, accusing him of being "un-American" and leading Inhofe to wonder whose side the president was on. We haven't heard anything that silly from Capitol Hill patriots since the days of the House Un-American Activities Committee and the late Sen. Joe McCarthy.
(Can you imagine somebody calling Berlusconi un-Italian, or Sarkozy un-French? What, I ask, does it mean in English?)
Well, Inhofe gets away with his gibberish simply because he has the oil wells standing at his side. He's received over a half-million dollars from energy sources and graciously responds by calling catastrophic global warming the "greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people." And who can ignore his comment in the moments after the Oklahoma City federal building bombing that there wouldn't be many casualties because at 9 a.m., all of the feds would off somewhere drinking coffee?
This is the guy you should know a little more about when he is out there attacking the president's patriotism.