Sen. Jim Inhofe is a straight-arrow politician. When he opposes Big Government Spending, he really means it—unless it's for Oklahoma.
When it comes to funding Sooner state pork, Inhofe is at the head of the handout line.
Just yesterday, for instance, Inhofe voted against a $410 billion spending bill, one that he conveniently stuffed with more than $50 million for Oklahoma.
Sen. Tom Coburn, to his credit, was consistent, arguing against the bill but not requesting any earmarks for the state.
How does Sen. Inhofe explain his two-faced policy? He blames the system: "As long as the current process remains, you can bet I will be working to get every dollar I can for Oklahoma," Inhofe told the Tulsa World's Jim Myers.
Is he Jim "Straight Arrow" Inhofe? Not exactly. More like Jim "Two-sides-of-your-mouth" Inhofe.