The bad news is that U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe still represents Oklahoma. The good news is that this is the last year any of us can say that.
To those of us who have lived with his name in our local headlines all of our lives, it feels like hell has frozen over. His retirement will trigger a special election this year, which sounds like a good thing until you remember that the Trump Party candidates in this state are a special breed of batshit crazy, the kind that make national headlines and tell Marjorie Taylor Greene to hold their beers.
Inhofe has already endorsed his top aide, Luke Holland, to assume his seat when he calls it quits after this year’s legislative session.
“Luke is proud to have the endorsement of Senator Inhofe, with whom he’s worked alongside for years fighting socialists in Washington, standing up for our freedoms, and working to pass the Trump agenda,” his website states.
Great. Just great.
For the first time in decades, Oklahoma has a chance to change up its national representation and bring some fresh ideas to the table. Unfortunately, he’s drinking from the same tepid, stagnant bog that has helped keep Oklahoma rising in the top tens of the bottom of the barrel.
“As a fourth-generation Oklahoman, I know America is the greatest country in the world. It’s a gift from God, and that’s why we must do everything we can to stop the march toward socialism, stand up to China, and get President Trump’s agenda back on track,” according to Holland’s snooze of a campaign pledge.
His website doesn’t have a campaign slogan yet, so we’re offering one free of charge:
“Luke Holland for U.S. Senate: Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.”