Senator James Inhofe (R-corrupt) of Oklahoma distinguishes between disaster aid for Hurricane Sandy and his own state devastated by tornadoes:
Maddow Blog — We talked earlier about Oklahoma’s junior senator, Republican Tom Coburn (R), announcing last night that he will only support federal disaster relief — for his own constituents — if it’s financed by comparable spending cuts elsewhere. But what about Oklahoma’s senior senator?
Republican Sen. James Inhofe, like Coburn, has opposed emergency aid in the recent past, including voting against a relief package for victims of Hurricane Sandy. This morning, however, the conservative senator said that was “totally different.”
I guess garden variety hypocrisy is a step up the decency ladder from fellow OK Sen Tom Coburn. There is indeed a difference between these two: Coburn is retiring in
2014 2016 and is clearly more concerned with auditioning for his next, far more lucrative job with a Kochwhore think-tank or K-street shop. Inhofe is up for reelection in the 2014 midterm and has probably not decided, yet, if he wants to cash in at that time.