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The 'Inburn' Senate Theatrics | Blue Oklahoma
The obvious election-year theatrics of Sens. Tom Coburn and Jim Inhofe were pretty much expected, but fulfilling low expectations doesn't make it right. Both Republicans, of course, don't face reelection this year-Coburn has even indicated he won't run again-and Oklahoma is about as sure to choose Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney over President Barack Obama as any state in the nation, but that hasn't stopped them from using their offices recently to score GOP political points. Obviously, there's nothing wrong with supporting the presidential candidate of your own party, but when it's done under the guise of official U.S. Senate business, well, it's ugly and a waste of taxpayer money. Don't expect the conservative corporate media here to do anything but praise the two Senators and ignore the fact they aren't actually doing anything productive.