We know he's a busy man, but Sen. Jim Inhofe promised Oklahoma voters more. He promised frequent updates on his work in the U.S. senate.
We're talking about "Jim's Journal," an online weblog from former Tulsa mayor and current U.S. senator, Jim Inhofe.
"Jim's Journal" was launched Jan. 8, 2007. Since then, it's been updated exactly once—on Feb. 13, 2007, when the senator advocated a better FEMA, the federal disaster agency that became a painful national joke in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Hmmm. It's the second week of May, so "frequent" doesn't seem to mean what we thought it did.
Sen. Inhofe can't keep up. But he does have a staff. Maybe they'd like to update "Jim's Journal" every so often, say, twice a month. That doesn't seem unreasonable.
And while we're giving advice, let's also have the senator speak candidly to the voters. He might start by admitting that the troubles at FEMA occurred under the Bush Administration. And he might also acknowledge that a former Oklahoman, Bush appointee Michael Brown, affectionately known as "Brownie," was part of FEMA's problem.
Such honesty would go a long way toward building some trust between the senator and his fellow Oklahomans. But we're not holding our breath.
See "Jim's Journal" for yourself at inhofe.senate.gov.