The Tulsa World headline says a lot: "Sullivan supports river tax."
That's right, Sooner fans, Tulsa's reliably reactionary congressman, Republican John Sullivan, actually supports a plan to raise sales tax by 0.4 cents to fund a multimillion dollar improvement to the Arkansas River.
"On Oct. 9, I will be voting yes," Sullivan said in a riverside press conference Friday.
Why would Rep. Sullivan take a position guaranteed to tick off all his anti-tax Republican supporters? It's a good question.
All we know is what Sullivan told the World. "This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will allow private and public entities to work together to produce a riverfront which will bring pride to our city," Sullivan said. "The time for Tulsa is now," Sullivan added.
Pride in Tulsa—what a concept.