Meet a Crazy Senator – James Inhofe
Meet James Inhofe, the senior Republican senator from Oklahoma and a total nut. Here are some of his greatest hits:
He claimed that 9/11 was, in part, a spiritual punishment due to the United States not defending Israel. Specifically, in March of 2002, he said “One of the reasons I believe the spiritual door was opened for an attack against the United States of America is that the policy of our government has been to ask the Israelis, and demand it with pressure, not to retaliate in a significant way against the terrorist strikes that have been launched against them.”
He has repeatedly called climate change a hoax, and has worked to block any limits on carbon emissions. Check out this clip where he suggests that global warming might just be a conspiracy created by the Weather Channel.
Here’s the full appearance:
He believes that legalizing gay marriage will lead to polygamist pedophilia. On the subject, he said “The homosexual marriage lobby, as well as the polygamist lobby, they share the same goal of essentially breaking down all state-regulated marriage requirements to just one, and that one is consent. In doing so, they’re paving the way for illegal protection of such practices as homosexual marriage, unrestricted sexual conduct between adults and children, group marriage, incest, and, you know, if it feels good, do it.” You can read more about his full tirade here.
His term is up in 2008, so we can always hope that he will soon be gone.