Oklahoma's U.S. senators, Jim Inhofe and Tom Coburn, cancelled each other's votes tonight on the $700 million financial bailout bill.
Coburn voted with the majority (and John McCain and Barack Obama), which passed the bill.
Inhofe, who is facing reelection next month, voted against the bill, the better to find political cover with his conservative base.
Inhofe needs all the help he can get. From all appearances, Inhofe has no new policies to advance and nothing much to say. His campaign consists mostly of attack ads on his Democratic opponent, State Sen. Andrew Rice.
Even Inhofe's ads strain credibility. Most of them feature a "scary" photo of Rice as a shaggy-haired teenager, as if that makes Rice a despicable person.
Earth to Inhofe: Have you looked at any Oklahoma teenagers lately? Turns out a lot of them are "scary" and have shaggy hair. Fortunately for Andrew Rice, a lot of those teenagers can vote.