Friday, March 23, 2007

Oklahoma's Senior Senator: Joker of the Week

You could this one coming a mile away: Sen. Jim Inhofe's embarrassing and snippy questioning of former Vice President Al Gore this week has made him the butt of jokes on television and in the blogosphere.

Comdey Central's Daily Show had a great time lampooning Inhofe's performance this week as he tried to bully and intimidate Gore, back on Capitol Hill to testify about global warming. Gore seemed unperturbed by Inhofe's tactics.

Daily Show host Jon Stewart also had fun with some of Gore's comments, but Inhofe was the clear loser in the war of TV quotes. If Gore was too earnest in his public comments, Inhofe appeared mean-spirited and angry.

Perhaps he should be. As we mentioned in an earlier post, Newsweek's Howard Fineman correctly noted that Gore is winning this battle, both in science and in politics.

And if Gore is winning, guess who's losing.

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