Tulsa's Own Sen. Jim Inhofe is putting forth a novel political idea—telling the truth.
But he might want to reconsider his advice, since the truth telling is likely make the his own party look very, very bad.
We're referring, of course, to the firing of eight U.S. attorneys by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Asked about the firing, Sen. Inhofe told the Tulsa World that the president should just say, "I don't like him. They serve at my pleasure. They are out of here."
Good advice, Sen. Inhofe. But let's not stop there with the truth-telling. Let's have Karl Rove tell the truth about why his former aide was installed as a U.S. attorney in Arkansas. Let's also have Rove and others in the Justice Department, including Gonzales, tell the truth about replacing other U.S. attorneys who, it seems, weren't sufficiently partisan enough for Rove and his political operators.
Along with Sen. Inhofe, we think truth-telling is a good idea. So let's start with Karl Rove testifying under oath before Congress. But we won't be holding our breath.